Honokaa town is located in the Hamakua Coast, at 40 mi/64 km in the north of Hilo. The area is a historic district of Big Island in Hawaii because the town's economy was once based on sugar production from the Hamakua Sugar Company, until 1994.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Valley of Silence Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic subpolar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia.
Valley of Silence Trail starts from Torres campground and leads you through an amazing and remote valley, hidden on the back side of the walls of the Paine Towers. The trail is 7.5 mi/12 km long, about four hours of hiking. You will hike through the ancient Patagonian forests and once you reach the valley, the alpine nature and peace will overwhelm you.
The outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna are found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land, take your breath away. You can hike this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.
Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.