I'm going to be Maui at the end of the month. I was wondering about doing the road to Hana in reverse (i.e. via Ulupalakua, then Kaupo, Hana, Kailua, etc.). From the other comments I've read most people are weary of some back roads which would otherwise be after oheo gulch.
I have a few questions:
1) Can it be done in reverse or do I face the possibility that some of the back roads would be closed at this time of year and hence I would be better off going the normal route.
2) How often do these back roads actually encounter problems? I will have a convertable not a 4WD vehicle if that makes a difference.
3) Is the road normally crowded and therefore is it worth doing it in reverse? If so I'd be getting to the tourist points/attractions in reverse order and therefore before/after most people.
Any comments are appreciated. Thank you.