After our helicopter ride where we saw all those beautiful waterfalls from above, we decided to go find them and hike around. We stopped at a couple of Rainbow Falls sites and the Boiling Pots, which is a series of small falls and pools. Both sites are parts along the Wailuku River, the longest river in Hawaii, and are apparently very dangerous. The boiling pots are especially deadly when the water is high and people decide to cross through it or try to swim. The water level was fairly low during our visit making it easy to climb around on the giant boulders.
From above the falls looking down into the gorge
Hooray for self-timers on cameras
After the gorge the river continues on.
No shortage of strange, gorgeous plant life here.
From the other side of the falls (which were just a trickle on that day). Our previous pictures are from above the falls/lava cave.
At the boiling pots
The many many pools formed by the rushing water from the falls.