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North Kohala

Kohala is one of the island's two oldest volcanos. (Its sibling volcano, Mahukona, is now submerged just West of the Kohala coast) Kohala is the district which has suffered the most damage from human activities, though there are some small remote areas of rainforest in the upper elevations of windward North Kohala which remain mostly native. Dry South Kohala is dominated by the barren windswept ranches around Waimea, and the unnatural mega-resorts of the Kohala coast. Greener North Kohala is also heavily ranched, and much of it was clear-cut for sugar cane plantations. The sleepy little towns of Hawi and Kapa'au have become "trendy", including sushi bars, art galleries and gourmet coffee, ice cream and pastry shoppes.
Roadside North Kohala
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Kohala Summit
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Windward Kohala
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Leeward Kohala
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