First hike in Kauai in Waimea Canyon 🙂 we started by driving 3/4 around the island clockwise and stopped at a view vantage points to get an overview of the area we would be hiking:
The top of the waterfall in the top-left hand corner was our destination (which means that we would not really see the waterfall itself) … and hiking began 🙂
There are beautiful free-grazing chickens all over the island!
There was an almost constant sound of helicopters buzzing through the valley (we will be in an open-door one on Friday).
Near the end of the trail there was a T junction … one led to the edge of the waterfall:
The other led to a pond and smaller waterfall:
And then we started back … first by foot
and then by car enjoying the beautiful colors of a setting sun: