I was hoping to make it to Hanakapi`ai Falls but we ended up just going to Hanakapi`ai beach.
The mountains are very steep, yet still completely covered in vegetation.
The water was pristine blue.
Hey, look! A rainbow!
Some plants (such as the screw pines) were absolutely everywhere, and then there would be lone specimens - this was the only Furcraea foetida (Agave relative) I saw on the trail.
This is one of a small colony of orchids.
Parts of the trail were of stone laid back in the 1800s.
At Hanakapi`ai beach, I had a rock stacking contest with my brother-in-law's dad. I'll let you decide who won.
|Mine ↑ His ↑|
What started out as a beautiful day...
...turned stormier and stormier
So we headed back and dried off after getting a good soaking. By the time we got back to the trailhead, it was sunny once again.
On another day we drove to Waimea Canyon which is only a couple miles away distance-wise from the Nā Pali Coast trail but the only way to get there is to drive all the way around to the other side of the island.