My grandson, Aukai, and I just spent a few days of fun adventures. We started our summer staycatation with an awesome horseback ride at Triple L Ranch . We rode down to the ocean in the backcountry of Ka'naio. These slopes of Haleakala are dotted with kiawe trees and the native Wili-Wili tree.
Our horses were great., and Aukai fell in love with his horse.
The ocean beckoned and we were looking forward to chilling out in the water and resting in the shade. The peaceful bay where we lunched was a welcome stop. As we were rounding the bend, we caught a wiff of the world famous and, oh so ono, Bully's Burgers. Aukai and I climbed off our horses with our mouths watering, and lunch did not disappoint. Food always taste better outside for some reason, and these burgers, hot off the grill, were delicious.
They have been offering trail rides for a year now, and like all new businesses, are growing as they go.
I have to say that being able to canter and gallop back up the mountain was a real highlight for Aukai and I . We headed out across the hills searching for the water trough for the horses and I loved every minute of the "no trail " cross country experience. I was very happy that this ride let us experience all the horses could give us.
We had a blast! If you want to spend a day in the wilds of Ka'naio, and in the company of some downhome, resourceful folks with a healthy respect and deep love for their land and animals, check out the Triple L Ranch Trail Rides.
I am so glad that Aukai and I were able to share this experience. I know we will always remember it.
Heartfelt Mahalo to Paige and the Crew!
With Much Aloha,