Posted by: kauaikolea2 | July 7, 2011

What Do George Washington, King Kong, a Tortoise, and a Hippopotamus Have in Common?


Might as well add “and a pregnant woman”!  Local residents and tourists say that all these profiles can be in in the Kalalea Mountain on the north shore of Kaua’i.  Most people tend to call the formation “Kong Mountain” and it does have a strong resemblance to a supine, open-mouthed King Kong. The Hawaiians, in pre King Kong days, referred to the second peak as Mano (shark) mountain. Kalalea Mountain is located near the town of Anahola.  In 1976, the classic movie was reshot, with some locations on Kaua’i featured.  Fans of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark will remember this mountain from the opening credits. A window in the ridge, called appropriately Hole-in-the-Mountain, can also be seen but it was partially closed by a landslide in the 1980s.

It is possible, theoretically, to climb Kalalea Mountain, but various guidebooks put the hike as quite strenuous and with the caveat that getting to the base of the mountain requires crossing private property.

Kong Mountain is visible from the Islander on the Beach Islandercam and is an easy drive from our Kauai vacation rental condos (www.hulanow.com or 1 855 HULA NOW).  Even if you are not inclined to hike to the top, pull your car over and see if you can find George, Kong, a shark, a tortoise, a hippopotamus, and a pregnant woman.

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