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Akaka Falls State Park, Hawai

Akaka Falls State Park is a state park in Hawaii, located 11 miles north from Hilo on the Island of Hawai‘i. It includes ‘Akaka Falls, a 442 ft. tall waterfall. ‘Akaka is the Hawaiian name for this feature. “‘Akaka” means "A rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale". The accessible portion of the park lies high on the right shoulder of the deep gorge into which the waterfall plunges, and the falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. Also visible from this trail is Kahūnā Falls.

Local folklore describes a stone located here called Pōhaku a Pele that, when struck by a branch of lehua ‘āpane, will call the sky to darken and rain to fall.


Despues de un largo viaje de 12 horas desde Houston, por fin hemos llegado a Hawaii. Nos hemos quedado a dormir en la parte menos turistica de la Isla, pero la mas selvatica, y a la vez la capital de la Big Island, Hilo. Estamos un poco cansados por el cambio horario por que aunque Hawaii siga siendo Estados Unidos hay una diferencia horario de 5 horas con respecto a Houston. Nuestro primer destino son esta impresionante cascada.

March 2008

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