It is well-worth the drive up here to see the Waimea Canyon- something that nature has developed from years of erosion and weathering. Plan to spend at least 1/2 a day or more here to enjoy the constant change of color on the canyon walls as the sun moves- varies from red, orange, yellow, brown, and green. Check out all the lookouts if possible- stop at Waimea Canyon Lookout - MM #10 and Puu' Hina Hina Lookout- MM #13-14-- lots of the wild jungle fowl wandering at the parking lot here but they do not bother you. Check out the view of Nii'hau here if possible. It is often covered by clouds but if you are in luck, it is visible here. Nii'hau is the last true Hawaiian island with about 250 natives who do not live with any fancy plumbing or electricity. Their lifestyles are very simple. Lots of great views from here. Take your time to enjoy the landscape here- very different from the other Hawaiian islands.
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