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Canyons of the Kohala Peninsula

The Kohala Peninsula is located on the northwest tip of the Island of Hawai'i. This view is from north of the island looking almost due south. This is one of the rainiest places on earth, approximately 400 inches per year. It is this rainfall which is the major cause of the deep erosion along the northeast face of Kohala, the oldest volcano on the island. The "mountain" is the center background is Hualalai, the second oldest volcano on the island and located on the extreem western tip of the island.