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Flash Flood on Kauai

Posted: Apr 11 2014 10:47 am
by paulhubbard
While hiking on Kauai we encountered three "Firsts"; First time we've ever seen a true flash flood - The stream we crossed was 6"-8" deep, we boulder hopped and kept our shoes dry. 5 minutes later, the stream grew into a river, completely impassible, leading to our second "First"; spending the night with no gear whatsoever. We built and kept a raging fire, and had a few tarps to kind of shleld us from the rain, and for the most part we stood up and did our best to stay warm and kind-of dry all night. With probably 5+ inches of nonstop rain overnight, there was no laying down. Then the third "First", getting air evac'd back to safety.

Video here: You can clearly see Kat and me in the upper left (yellow tee shirt).
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2518 ... I.facebook

A honeymoon to remember!

Re: Flash Flood on Kauai

Posted: Apr 11 2014 10:58 am
by chumley
Sounds like a memorable experience!

Can't wait to read all about it when you post a Triplog, and hopefully some accompanying photos.

Re: Flash Flood on Kauai

Posted: Apr 11 2014 11:29 am
by paulhubbard
Will do when I get home and weed through the thousands of pics.

Re: Flash Flood on Kauai

Posted: Apr 13 2014 9:24 pm
by New2hyk
Glad to hear both of you are safe and sound. Looking forward to your trip log.