Mount Waialeale Hawaii • • Earth Image Gallery

Mount Waialeal, Hawaii This extremely slippery, rain forested mountain is the second highest point on the island of Kaua’i and the second wettest place in Hawaii with 9,763 mm of rainfall a year. Its name can be translated to “overflowing water.” Mount Waialeale is a shield volcano and the second highest point on the island of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian IslandsThe mountain, at an elevation of 5,148 feet (1,569 m), averages more than 373 inches (9,500 mm) of rain a year since 1912, with a record 683 inches (17,300 mm) in 1982.

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