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Finding peace after the war for veterans on Hawaii Island

Kulaniapia

Un veterano militar desciende por las cataratas de Kulaniapia, en la propiedad del Inn at Kulaniapia, a unos cinco kilómetros de Hilo, en la isla de Hawái.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii

Los invitados pueden, con permiso, nadar en el estanque en la base de Kulaniapia Falls, una cascada de 120 pies de altura aproximadamente a tres millas de Hilo en la isla de Hawaii.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii

Parte de la caminata por el jardín en el Inn at Kulaniapia cae sobre Hilo en la isla de Hawái, corre junto al arroyo Waiau, que transporta el agua desde las caídas de 120 pies.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
Members of veterans retreat group look to a skylight, a little more than a mile into the 41-mile-long lava tube in Pahoa on Hawaii Island, through which roots from an ohia tree have found their way.  (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
A view from the sleeping quarters of Pagoda House, one of the accommodations at the Inn at Kulaniapia, about three miles from Hilo on Hawaii Island. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii

Ethan Hodek, uno de los guías y miembros del personal de la posada en Kulaniapia Falls ayuda a uno de los veterinarios a plantar un árbol en memoria de un camarada militar caído.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii

El copropietario Christophe Bisciglia ha introducido numerosas actividades en la posada en Kulaniapia Falls, como el rappel y la caminata en el tubo de lava.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
Jim Dudla, who served as a paratrooper in Vietnam, makes his way down Kulaniapia Falls above Hilo on Hawaii Island, as resort staff looks on. It is one of several activities offered at the resort. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
Daysen Masuda is a private chef who can be hired to prepare a dinner for you at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
This Buddha in the gardens at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls was airlifted by helicopter and put in place in this spot by the river. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii

El cielo comienza a despejarse después de una fuerte lluvia cerca de la posada en Kulaniapia Falls, que está a unos 800 pies sobre Hilo y tiene una sensación muy rural.

 (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
A hidden paradise in Kulaniapia Falls, Hawaii
Pagoda House at the Inn at Kulaniapia Falls, about three miles from Hilo on Hawaii Island, is one of two stand-alone accommodations. It sleeps four and has a kitchen. (Catharine Hamm / Los Angeles Times)
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