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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Waimea Canyon

At ten miles long and 3,600 feet deep Waimea Canyon has been called the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. In fact it was Mark Twain that called it that even though he never saw it himself. Sorry Mark, I know the Grand Canyon and this isn't it. The combination of red soil and green vegetation does, however,  make for great views. The mountain across the canyon, with over 440 inches of rain a year, is the wettest spot on earth and accounts for all the vegetation and the fact that at the top on the canyons you are usually in the clouds.

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