Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hiking: Hanakapi'ai Falls

Hanakapi'ai Falls is one of the more spectacular falls on the north shore. The trail starts on the Kalalau trail (which is the same trail that is along the Na Pali Coast) for roughly 2 miles and then cuts off up the river for another couple of miles. The trail itself is a bit tricky at times to follow because there are several false trails. Luckily, Heinz and I didn't have any issue's getting to our destination.
 
 
Hiking in the jungle.
 

 
It was early enough to find these guys hopping around the trail.
 
There were huge bundles of bamboo along the trail. Unfortunately, people have marked the bamboo with their names and messages.
 

Our one and only mango. It was a little late in the season for these guys.

Our first glimpse of Hanakapi'ai Falls.

 
Hanakapi'ai Falls


Morning views from the trail of Ke'e beach.
 
 
A snippet of Hanakapi'ai Beach.
 
On our way back, we stopped by Hanakapi'ai Beach.
 
Hanakapi'ai beach is a pretty dangerous beach to swim in. Several deaths have occurred due to the current and cliffs. This was not a deterrent, however we did not swim. Were not complete idiots.
 
Had to make a Carin.
 
Hanakapi'ai Beach
 
Oh ya, we definitely crawled in that black hole - we just had to see what was in there. Totally worth it, we were rewarded with this:


 
View of the hole we crawled through.
 
 
Ah look, we're matching - that's funny;)
 
Even being pretty tired from the previous day of hiking, Hanakapi'ai falls and beach were well worth the trip.
 
Until next time,
Happy Trekkin'.