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Waipio Valley

Black and White pictures by QT Luong

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Waipio Valley is a mythical and sacred valley which was the residence of early Hawaiian kings and a population of around 10,000. The Eden-like environment is nowadays a isolated rural area without electricity or running water, settled by less than 50 taro farmers. The Waipio Valley flat floor is surrounded by 2000 ft steep cliffs. The Waipio Valley access road is the steepest of its length in the US, descending 1000 feet in less than a mile, a 25% grade. A true four-wheel drive vehicle (not AWD) is necessary to drive it safely.

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Waipio Valley and Ocean at sunrise. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Waipio Beach from overlook, early morning. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Steep valley walls, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Cliffs near Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Tree and coastline above Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Surf and black sand beach from above, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Waipio Valley and beach. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Valley farmlands from above, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Houses at the base of steep Waipio Valley walls. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Taro fields and farms from above, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Taro farm, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Tropical flowers and taro plantations, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Taro field and forest, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Tropical flowers and taro cultivation, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Hut, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Trail in forest, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Passion fruit flower, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Coastal forest,  Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Men paddleboarding on river, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) River, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Black sand beach and cliff, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Rocks and black sand beach, Waipio Valley. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white) Waipio Beach covered with black sand. Big Island, Hawaii, USA ( black and white)
All the 24 black and white pictures of Waipio Valley are on this page