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[photos|travel] Waimea canyon

Past the town of Waimea, we turned off the highway and drove up toward Waimea Canyon. Mark Twain described this as "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific", which is a pretty neat trick on an island 30 miles wide. As it happens, I agree with him.

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The road up was intense and desolate

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We stopped at the first lookout point, after quite some time of low-speed, hairpin driving

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Wildlife there

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Tamelife there

From the lookout point, we stared down into the canyon. I saw what Twain meant. It looked as if someone had spray-painted the Grand Canyon green.

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We took the other road back down, which was somewhat vertiginous, giving us interesting views.

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At the last, we spotted this fellow on the roadside.

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Next up, another sugar mill, a company town, and a discussion of labor relations history.

And as usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. and B. Lake.

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