One lingering question (aside from when can we afford to go back?) remains from our recent Kauai trip.
We hiked the Canyon Trail, starting from the Puu Hinahina lookout between miles 13 and 14 on the road up to Koke'e State Park, to Waipoo Falls. We made a left turn when we got to the end of the ridge (where there's a cool natural-rock chair with a great view of the canyon) and began hearing water. We explored the smaller falls that we found first, then followed the stream for about 200 feet to the main falls (not a lot of water flowing, but spectacular nonetheless).
My question: The trail, I believe, is supposed to extend beyond there, further east (I'm guessing, as I didn't have a compass), but we couldn't figure out where that would have been.
If I've described the scene well enough for you, can you tell me where to go for a longer hike next time?
Oh, one more question: The trail from the lookout descends to a point where you are briefly parallel to a small moving body of water. On first inspection, it looks like a stream, but you can tell with a closer look that it emerges from a tunnel and enters another tunnel maybe 10 or 15 yards later. Until you get to the falls, it's your only encounter with water. There's a manmade dam on the other side of the stream from the trail. Does anyone know the story behind this canal, ditch, stream? I found no mention of it in the UKG.
Thanks, and aloha!