|Wettest Place on Earth|
|This is where we are!|
|Hiking in the Rain -- La La La|
|Hills of Mud|
It's the wettest spot on the planet. Situated in the middle of the island of Kauai, Wai'ale'ale receives an astounding 451 inches of rain a year. We got 31 of those 451 inches on today's hike. The unrelenting, torrential downpour made for treacherous footing.
Wham! Bam! And bam again! Five minutes into the hike, three ABFers were unceremoniously dumped on their collective derrières. All popped back up unscathed. Onward!
|Washout Road Block|
- We left our comfortable accommodations behind and 50 miles later, we arrived at the trailhead 4250 feet higher.
- Down slippery slopes (of which there were many) and through swampy muddy puddles, we slipped and slid.
- We reached a road block (seen to the left). The stream had ferociously washed out and we had to turn back.
- So, back we sloshed and trudged, safely and soundly. Laszlo
|Two Dirty Girls|
|Na Pali Coast 4,000’ Below|