Waterfall on Na Pali Coast

The 2nd part of my hike on the Na Pali Coast consisted of going 2 more miles from the beach up a canyon to this 300′ waterfall, upon which I swam in the pretty cold water over to the rock face and got under the falls. I worried a bit about a rock or branch coming over the falls, but figured the chances were slight. A bunch of young people we doing the same.

By the time I got back to my car, I’d covered 8 miles (round trip) in 5-1/2 hours. It’s about 11 miles to the end of the trail (you can’t get through to the road north of Waimea (or at least it’s very difficult), so you have to backtrack, and this means spending at least one night camping. I talked to a guy who went in for 2 days and ended up staying 11.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Waterfall on Na Pali Coast

  1. James Houston wrote an interesting piece (I think in the Santa Cruz Sentenil) about waterfalls representing male virility in Hawaiian folklore

  2. P.G.,
    Jim was a surfing friend of mine in Santa Cruz in the '50s. In 1958-60, we both were in the USAF and both ran newspapers on our respective bases. I'll look up the reference. Thks.

  3. Lloyd: Realized I was mistaken about the article appearing in the Sentinel. It was one of the free weeklies, either Good Times or S.

    Lloyd; I was mistaken about the article (it may have been part of a series) appearing in the Sentinel. It was one of the free weeklies, either Good Times or Metro S.C.. Good luck

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