Kauai : Mauka — the mountains

Mauka means "to the mountains" in Hawaiian, and Kauai's dramatically eroded peaks are part of local legends and culture. The steep green slopes of Mt. Haupu, Nounou and Kalalea are beautiful landmarks on the east side. Mt. Namolokama on the north shore rises directly above the crescent of Hanalei Bay. And Waimea Canyon, on Kauai's west side, is a steeply eroded, winding network of valleys reaching down 3000 ft. from the mountain heights.
Haupu Mountain from Kalapaki bluff, 2012 •
Haupu Mountain from Kalapaki bluff, 2012
Waimea Canyon and River, 2011 •
Waimea Canyon and River, 2011
Hanalei Bay from Po'oku, 2013 •
Hanalei Bay from Po'oku, 2013
Mist at Alekoko Fishpond, 2005 •
Mist at Alekoko Fishpond, 2005
Wailua mountain waterfalls, 2011 •
Wailua mountain waterfalls, 2011
View of Niihau from Waimea Canyon, 2014
View of Niihau from Waimea Canyon, 2014
Clouds over Kalalau, 2011 •
Clouds over Kalalau, 2011
Plein air at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, 2012
Plein air at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, 2012
Haupu from Niumalu, 2018
Haupu from Niumalu, 2018
Hihimanu from Pooku, 2017 •
Hihimanu from Pooku, 2017
Kalalea Noon, 2017 •
Kalalea Noon, 2017
Kalalea from Kealia Road, 2017 •
Kalalea from Kealia Road, 2017
Koolau Huiia Church, 2014
Koolau Huiia Church, 2014
Glimpse of Waipo'o Falls, 2014
Glimpse of Waipo'o Falls, 2014
Hanalei Mountains from Po'oku, 2013
Hanalei Mountains from Po'oku, 2013
Horses Grazing at Three Corner Ranch, 2013
Horses Grazing at Three Corner Ranch, 2013
Mountain View from Three Corner Ranch, 2013
Mountain View from Three Corner Ranch, 2013
Waipouli mountain view, 2013
Waipouli mountain view, 2013
Mountain View from Donkey Beach, 2013
Mountain View from Donkey Beach, 2013
Stream at Kilauea Stone Dam, 2012
Stream at Kilauea Stone Dam, 2012
Hanalei Taro Fields, 2012
Hanalei Taro Fields, 2012
Lotus Pond, Poipu, 2012
Lotus Pond, Poipu, 2012
Christian's Crossing, 2012
Christian's Crossing, 2012
Afternoon mountains, Lihue, 2012
Afternoon mountains, Lihue, 2012
Garden path, NTBG, 2012 •
Garden path, NTBG, 2012
Plein Air, Keapana Road, 2011 •
Plein Air, Keapana Road, 2011
Plein Air at the Arboretum, 2011
Plein Air at the Arboretum, 2011
Plein air, Through the coconut palms, 2011
Plein air, Through the coconut palms, 2011
Cook Island Pines, Kahili Mountain Park, 2011
Cook Island Pines, Kahili Mountain Park, 2011
Haupu Mountain from Kahili Mountain Park, 2011
Haupu Mountain from Kahili Mountain Park, 2011
Sunset mountains from Kipu Road, 2011 •
Sunset mountains from Kipu Road, 2011
Haupu mountains from Kipu Road, 2011
Haupu mountains from Kipu Road, 2011
Interior mountains, Wailua, 2011
Interior mountains, Wailua, 2011
Pihea trail, Kokee mountains, 2011
Pihea trail, Kokee mountains, 2011
Waimea Canyon colors, 2011
Waimea Canyon colors, 2011
Mountain Lake at Kauai Ranch, 2010
Mountain Lake at Kauai Ranch, 2010
Plein Air, Waimea Canyon to the sea, 2010
Plein Air, Waimea Canyon to the sea, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa mountains, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa mountains, 2010
Gazebo on the Lake, Kauai Ranch - Plein Air, 2010
Gazebo on the Lake, Kauai Ranch - Plein Air, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa bypass 2, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa bypass 2, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa bypass, 2010
Plein Air, Kapaa bypass, 2010
Plein Air at Kokee Meadow, 2009
Plein Air at Kokee Meadow, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 4 - the cliffs, 2009
Plein Air at Polihale 4 - the cliffs, 2009
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon, 2009
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon, 2009
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon - Waimea River, 2009 •
Plein Air at Waimea Canyon - Waimea River, 2009
Plein Air at Hoopii River, 2008
Plein Air at Hoopii River, 2008
Plein Air at Hoopii Falls, 2008 •
Plein Air at Hoopii Falls, 2008
Limahuli Garden and Stream, Plein Air, 2007
Limahuli Garden and Stream, Plein Air, 2007
Plein Air, Kokee Meadow, 2006
Plein Air, Kokee Meadow, 2006
Plein Air, Kilauea Farms, 2006 •
Plein Air, Kilauea Farms, 2006