Check Out The Waimea Canyon!
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The Waimea Canyon is a place that is usually foggy and hard to see far. But the day we were there, it was clear and we could see far! It was great!
On Our Way Up
The drive there was an adventure in itself. We were low on gas and my brother-in-law said to follow him, it wasn’t far. Well, it was farther than expected. The road went up a mountain. It was steep and would bend back and forth. We just kept going and going, wondering if there was a gas station up there. Then we made a stop on our way up. The view was amazing! We even saw some mountain goats on the steep hillside. There was a trail on the side of this hill to the right of the picture. It was a good spot to climb up and see the canyon. After checking out the view we kept driving, up and up.
When we got to the top we decided to hike to a waterfall. It was only a few miles. And as you can see, the view was great! There were many pretty trees that I had not seen before along the trail. As you look at the picture to the right, you can see the trees I am talking about. I just loved their color and the way they leaned over the trail.
This trail we hiked was not as wet as the other trail. So instead of being slippery because it was wet, sometimes it was slippery because it was so sandy. I thought the trails were fun and enjoyed every part of them. It was also nice to have my camelbak backpack to keep hydrated on the hike.
While traveling through the trail there were signs to the waterfall, but the signs were not very clear on which direction to travel. The signs had writing on them that people put on there to tell the hikers what direction to go. We kept making the right decision because we eventually made it! When we got to the waterfall we were alongside a steep part of the mountain. You can see the river below. As we were checking out the waterfalls there were roosters walking around the woods and trails. They were pretty friendly and seemed used to lots of people being around them. There was also a spot in the river where the hikers could swim in the water. I did not swim, but I watched others jump in the water. They seemed to enjoy it. It was a nice way to cool off before heading back.
After we got back to the car we drove back down the mountain. On our way down we noticed the curves of the road a lot more than on the way up. The speed limit was very slow, but it still felt like we were going very fast. We enjoyed the canyon and the hike to the waterfall. I would do it again! And yes, we made it to a gas station! It was close though.
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