It’s also known as the #GrandCanyonOfThePacific, approximately 10 miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep. It was formed by the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island’s central peak, Mount Wai’ale’ale, among the wettest places on earth, receiving an average of 450 inches of rain a year Notice the rainbow in the canyon?
“Given the amount of showers and misty rain that occurs when the sun is shining, rainbows are a common sight in Hawaii. In fact, one of Hawaii’s nicknames is “The Rainbow State,” and a rainbow is also depicted on vehicle licence plates...
The rainbow has become an integral part of Hawaiian culture. The University of Hawaii basketball team, for example, is called the Rainbow Warriors...
According to a Hawaiian legend, Kahalaopuna is known as the Rainbow Maiden, born of the divine wind and rain of Manoa Valley. Since ancient times the valley has been regarded as “the royal palace of rainbows,” where the beautiful Rainbow Maiden can be seen playing wherever the light of sun touches the misty rain.” (from to-hawaii.com)
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