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Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Just like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Waimea Canyon on Kaua`i has been carved by flowing water. In both cases, it has resulted in incredible views of rock strata that remind us of the geological forces that built the original landmass then exposed the strata by erosion. As a result, Waimea Canyon is often referred to as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific".

And I have to confess, in my opinion, the photos of both canyons do not do them justice. You have to see them in person! Do plan a trip to Kauai at some time in your lifetime and, on that trip, do visit Waimea Canyon. Another tip, call the Kokee Lodge to check the weather before your drive — morning generally has fewer clouds.

Some people may find enjoyment in hiking some of the trails into the canyon. I met a couple who were staying at the same B&B who did it. They said it was spectacular — although they got soaked as they hiked. I was lucky and experienced beautiful weather. I suspect they may have found it even more spectacular if they had hiked in better weather.

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