Hawaii Day 2: Canyonland

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

After a big breakfast and a quick dip in the ocean we piled in the car and headed up Waimea Canyon (wiki). Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The views are great and the rain/clouds are plentiful. Much of the canyon is located in Koke’e State Park so if you are into hiking, this area can provide tons of opportunities. This trip is defiantly worth the time and effort.

The drive up the canyon is windy and steep but very pretty. There are periodic lookouts and pull-offs along the road the entire way up. The Kalalau lookout and the hike up to Pu’u O Kila lookout near the top provided us with some of the prettiest views we had during the entire trip. This is considered one of the wettest spots on the planet, so bring a raincoat. I failed to take this peice of advice and ended up getting soaked to the bone by the end of our hike. The state park and the nature center make for some great spots to stop for a picnic, rest, or short hike.

After our trip to the canyon me and G spent the rest of the evening swimming in the ocean and cooking fresh salmon on the grill.

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