Not-so-secret Hamama Falls

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Lots of people make the ostensibly forbidden hike up a steady incline into Waiheʻe Valley in Kahaluʻu to see beautiful Hamama Falls.

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Lots of nice wild orchids along the way.

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At least it says “Aloha.”  That’s what makes Hawaiʻi different.

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Nice, clear, cool water in the swimming hole below the old water supply spillway.

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Wild Butterfly Pea flowers.

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Up, up, up until you’re there.

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No place to swim, but it’s great to look at.

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Waiheʻe Stream is usually pretty mellow.

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Stoner’s paradise?

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Not so pretty.  Why do people always toss their junk near trailheads?  At least somebody saved the cylinder head for something.

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Raggedy Tree Marigold with a bumblebee visitor.

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One more for the road!  Beautiful.