National Geographic : 1970 Jun
197 / 0 I71 By GILBERT M. GROSVENOR Associate Editor "We'd like to know more about our 50th Bill takes us along on his first surfboard state," said a typical letter. "My daughter is lesson off Waikiki; up to the 13,796-foot brim writing a school report on Hawaii...," said of Mauna Kea's crater; then down into the another. Many members planning Pacific Pacific to catch marine specimens-and to vacations wrote us for information, elude an eight-foot shark. Bill even manages The result is a fascinating and informative to visit the off-bounds island of Niihau, a pri book that makes Hawaii a delight to visit by vately owned 73-square-mile preserve where plane, cruise ship, or armchair. nearly 300 pure Hawaiians live in seclusion. Hawaii T HE ALOHA STATE unfolds a glittering panorama: Lava pulses from Kilauea. On the same island, Hawaii, surf foams onto a black sand beach. Leis drape a pint-size hula dancer on Kauai. Lion dance climaxes Chinese New Year in Honolulu.