Waimea Canyon

The island of Kauai has a large canyon on the northwestern section of the island.  It is quite huge, and our guidebook said that there was an urban legend that claimed Mark Twain once called it the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’.  Except he never said that and never visited Kauai.  So there’s that.  It does look like the Grand Canyon though, all the layers in the rock and such.  It’s actually a pretty steep drive up to the lookout where the Canyon begins.  But we did it.  The very last lookout on the road is 4000 feet higher than 20 miles back where we started the drive up.

The very last lookout is also one of the wettest spots on Earth, averaging over 400 inches of rain per year.  Wet years it gets about 600 inches.  Which is a lot of rain, I feel.  And it rained while we were up there, kind of hard actually, so we waited it out in the car for a while.  When it looked like it was going to let up for a while we decided to just go.  Well, it didn’t really clear up, and it kept showering on us, so we just stood up there and got soaked, waiting for the rainbows to come out and play.  I’ve never been higher than a rainbow before.

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And this is the photo I think I am most proud of from the whole trip.  Kauai 645_resize

 

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About Kathy

I'm a twenty-something who loves animals, farming, photography and cooking/baking. Luckily enough, photography works really well with the other three subjects, so I carry my camera around practically everywhere. Other than that, my life is pretty uneventful.
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3 Responses to Waimea Canyon

  1. Rachel says:

    I love the one with the water running down the trail and the clouds…and of course the rainbow is beautiful 🙂

  2. Julie says:

    Gorgeous!! I LOVE the rainbow pic!! 🙂

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