Sunday, April 01, 2012

Hamama Falls - March 24, 2012

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Another Saturday, another hike with Kai and the girls. Today Kai, Anale`a, `Olena and I headed up Waihe`e Valley to Hamama Falls. Hamama Falls is located in a restricted watershed area, and access is technically restricted. Despite warnings of no trespass, the Falls and the dirt/gravel road leading to the falls are well trodden and quite a popular hike/walk. Due to recent rains the road to the falls was pitted and stripped away at points, with large pot holes and boulders strewn on the path.

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A few minutes into the hike there's a popular swimming hole. Just past the swimming hole is the entrance to the Board of Water Supply's Waihe`e Tunnel. More about the tunnels and the 5 millions gallons of water that flow through this dike tunnel can be found here.

Once past the Waihe`e Tunnel it's only a few more minutes to Hamama Falls.

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At the base of the falls is a large pipe, which you can hear the rushing torrent of water flow through. A little spigot leaked some of the pressurized water.

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We stopped to rest and take some pictures. The girls loved the spray of the cold water and the excitement of the falls.

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Top of Hamama Falls
We soon started back after enjoying the beauty of Hamama Falls. Despite a brief downpour of rain on our way to the falls, no other chutes were flowing that day.

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Here's a video of our hike:

A timelapse video of us at the falls:

Rest of the pics here:

Map of the hike:

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Scott. Waihe'e is a fantastic spot.

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