We had a little bit of time before sunset so we thought we’d do one more short hike along the Hanalei River. Our book of day hikes described as a “deep jungle experience” through “tall bamboo forests, across streams and into dense tropical vegetation. White shoes are not recommended.” Sounded like our kind of place. The hike was broken up into three sections, two streams and then ending at the Wailua River. The first stream was only a mile into the rainforest so we thought we’d do just that first leg.
Sarah in the dark bamboo forest. (I had to lighten this up so you could see anything using Photoshop.)
Where thickets of white orchids lined the trail.
Before it opened up into a more open path.
Where more beautiful orchids grew wild.
The whole area was green to the extreme and there were no signs of civilization anywhere apart from the trail itself.
We quickly reached the first stream and turned back only to get caught in more rain and mud on the way back.