Today was our last day of truly “adventures” in Hawaii, since tomorrow we will have to go to Kona and Mihai will start attending the conferences while I lay on the beach and snorkel. We went to Waipi’o valley. It was narrow and deep, so you needed a 4WD car to go down, otherwise you had to walk down (and later up) a really steep trail. Down at the valley we decided to hike to the Hilawe fall, the tallest in the States (more than 400m tall!!!). In our first attempt we made half of the way but we lost the track and we decided to go back. Luckily we run into some people who knew the way and decided to join them and try to get to the fall. After a while walking trough slippery rocks and swimming across the river several times (with our passports, money and flight tickets on the backpack!!!) we arrived to the fall and it was INCREDIBLE!!! The water was sliding along the green walls and falling into a little pool where you could swim. The pressure of the water was not much so we could even swim across the waterfall. It was an amazing experience, one of the best of this trip.
Back to the beach we swam a little and then hiked up to the next hill, from where we got a great view of the Waipi’o Valley. We finished the day as real Americans and went to KFC for dinner:).