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Mark Twain once called Waimea Canyon the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and he was certainly right to do so. The area was built up by lava flows, but eons of erosion have carved a 10-mile-long, 1-mile-wide, and more than 3,600 foot deep gorge. We decided to hike the popular Canyon Trail to Waipo'o Falls. The hike was moderately strenuous and although we didn't make it to Waipo'o Falls (it started to rain and dusk was upon us), we were treated to amazing views, sounds of wild goats, and a beautiful (albeit smaller) waterfall.

Jeff and Kristin pose at the Waimea Canyon Lookout
Waimea Canyon Lookout
Kris contemplates the meaning of life while hiking the Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
This tree was rooted precariously close to the drop-off edge
Canyon Tree
We got this group shot in just before it started to drizzle
Group Shot
Fall #1 along the Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail Falls
Fall #1 along the Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail Falls
Canyon Tree
Canyon Tree
Waipo'o Falls
Waipo'o Falls
Waipo'o Falls
The spectacular Na Pali Coast cliffs poke through clouds at the Kalalau Lookout
Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast
The spectacular Na Pali Coast cliffs poke through clouds at the Kalalau Lookout
Na Pali Coast
   

 

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