Alakai Swamp

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Alakai Swamp—Koke’e State Park
Location: northwestern Kauai, Hawaii
Length of visit: half day
Major draws: Scenic views, unique species
Strenuosity: 7 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Muddy and steep trail
Description: The wettest spot on the planet (averages 452 inches of rain per year) takes time to drain, so it naturally creates a swamp with plant and animal species unique on the island. There is boardwalk in the swamp, but to access that we hiked miles of muddy, slick trails.

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  1. When I saw the word swamp, I thought you were back in the Southern states! I never would have guess Hawaii has swamps. That fog looked like a great, free facial and one I could use in this super cold (11 degrees), dry winter weather. Looks like FUN to me! I am sure you are soaking (pun intended)it all in knowing what wintry weather awaits you in Cheyenne…

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