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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Kapaa in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Wai'ale'ale

Wailua Heritage Trail

 

—Preserving the culture and history of the Wailua River Valley —

 
Wai'ale'ale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
1. Wai'ale'ale Marker
Inscription. Steeped in Hawaiian oral traditions, Wai'ale'ale mountain represents the piko or navel of Kaua'i. Its peak, Kawaikini is the highest point on the island at 5,243 feet. Reputed as one of the world's wettest spots, it average 400 to 600 inches of annual rainfall. It is also home to Kauai's main watershed, Alaka'i.
 
Location. 22° 2.766′ N, 159° 21.553′ W. Marker is near Kapaa, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker can be reached from Hawaii Route 580 1.7 miles west of Hawaii Route 56, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker can be reached by parking at the Opaeka'a Falls overlook and walking the sidewalk towards the falls. Then use the crosswalk to reach the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Kapaa HI 96746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maunakapu and Wailua River (here, next to this marker); Poli'auh Heiau (approx. ¼ mile away); Houola (approx. 1.5 miles away); Albert S. Morgan Sr.'s Lydgate Pools (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roxy Theater (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Kapaa Japanese Stone Lantern (Ishidoro)
Wai'ale'ale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 24, 2013
2. Wai'ale'ale Marker
(approx. 3.5 miles away); Kōloa Jodo Mission (approx. 11.8 miles away); Koloa, Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kapaa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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