March 16th 2003
This beautiful Place,
Green Lake
Kapoho , Hawaii.
Was photographed by
Reggie Berdon And Joed Miller
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'Aina-i-ke-Kaupo-o-Kane
"the Land of the Heart of Kane"
Green Lake, known in ancient times
as the "Waters of Kane", or "Pali Uli",
is sacred to all Polynesia and
was the Garden of Eden where
mankind was created.





From ancient chants, Pali Uli
was known to contain three items:
A kapu breadfruit, a sacred apple,
and a lying serpent.
The mountain itself is
the lying serpent, a giant mo'o.





Green Lake is located inside
Kapoho crater on Green Mountain
near Kapoho. It's a short trek
up a gentle slope across private
land and then a steep, rugged hike
down inside the crater to a beautiful,
deep, spring fed lake surrounded
by lush jungle foliage.





Elevation -- 3 feet above sealevel.
William Ellis found Green Lake
in July 15th 1823. Of course the
local Hawaiian children had been
useing this special place
for centuries before.





Reggie and I were lucky this day
BUT NOT NEAR AS LUCKY
AS THE DUCK ABOVE!! LOL
We had the entire lake to ourselves
there was a wonderful makeshift Raft
on 55 gallon drums and a paddle.





We spent the entire day paddling
around the lake enjoying the
birds song and the sparkle
of water as clear and green as
a bright emerald shineing
neon in the sunlight.





White tilapia streaking the surface
in large schools, a half dozen
malard ducks, and a large lazy
Hawaiian `Akuku`u resting in a tree above.
Kapoho Crater (the depression)
A series of strong explosions resulting
from the interaction of ground water
and magma formed this
horseshoe-shaped cone.





Deposits in the cone consist of
many beds of broken rocks derived
from new magma and from lava
flows erupted earlier; intrusive rock
fragments (gabbro) carried up from
depth by the magma can also be found.





The main crater floor consists of four
small craters (not visible in this image),
one of which is filled with water
to form Green Lake.
The cone rises
about 110 m above its surroundings.
It apparently formed some time
between about 400 and 200 years ago.






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