Rainbow (Waiānuenue) Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft (24 m) tall and almost 100 ft (30 m) in diameter. The falls are part of the Hawai'i State Parks.
At Rainbow (Waiānuenue) Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below. The gorge is blanketed by lush, dense, non-native tropical rainforest and the turquoise colored pool is bordered by beautiful, although non-native, wild ginger. Monstera is also in abundance. The falls are accessible via Wailuku River State Park, Waiānuenue Avenue, and are best seen from the park's viewing platform.
Known in the Hawaiian language as Waiānuenue (literally "rainbow water"), the water flows over a natural lava cave, the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess.
Rainbow Falls derives its name from the fact that, on sunny mornings around 10AM, rainbows can be seen in the mist thrown up by the waterfall.
TRINIDAD is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean, 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport (McKinleyville) and 22 miles north of Eureka.
Situated at an elevation of 174 feet above its own North Coast harbor, Trinidad is one of California's smallest incorporated cities by population (367 residents in 2010, up from 311 residents in 2000). As seen in the picture above (and in the background), Trinidad is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks, part of the California Coastal National Monument, of which Trinidad is a Gateway City. Fishing operations related to Trinidad Harbor are vital to both local tourism and commercial fishery interests in the region. Click HERE for more information.
Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery
The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery spreads over 6 miles of shoreline around Point Piedras Blancas on the central coast of California. The viewing areas are located 90 miles south of Monterey, 5 miles north of Hearst Castle State Historical Monument in San Simeon, 1.5 miles south of Point Piedras Blancas. The viewing areas are open every day of the year, are wheelchair accessible, and free. Click HERE for more information.
Mendenhall Glacier is about 13-and-a-half miles long located in Mendenhall Valley, and about 12 miles northwest of downtown Juneau in the southeast area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Click HERE for more information.
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