Hi all, MsFuzz clarified in another thread the confusion that occurs with the names of Makena Beach/Maluaka/Big Beach....which brought to mind another question I've had recently as I've read some of the snorkeling threads and got my new snorkel book in the mail. I'm trying to "justify" some maps that I have that seem to label things differently from each other, and want to make sure we know where we're going and don't encroach:
There is Ahihi Kinau reserve, Ahihi Cove, Ahihi Bay, and LaPerouse Bay (that you have to cross the reserve to get to). Oh, and the "Dumps" that everyone talks about. The Maui snorkel guide I have--by the Malinowskis--has directions to the Aquarium and Fishpond areas under the heading of Ahihi-Kinau Reserve, they are closed, right? And this guide doesn't say anything about the "Dumps", nor can I find Moanakala listed. Soooo, in comparing the DLNR AK Reserve map to the snorkel guide map I have, this is what I "think". Can someone verify?
Ahihi Cove is open for snorkeling--is that the same as what is listed on the DLNR map as "Waiala cove"? The DLNR map doesn't show anything called Ahihi Cove...
The Malinowski guide shows a parking lot 0.2 mi south from Ahihi Cove, with a rocky trail leading to an entry point on the south end of Ahihi Bay. Is this the same as the Dumps indicated on the DLNR map?
And you can drive across the reserve to the parking area at the end of Makena Rd and go into LaPerouse Bay near the LaPerouse memorial, right?
I also understand that the anchioline pools are off-limits. Sorry to be dense, but can someone explain to me what one is? How will we know one when we see one? Mahalo!