National Geographic : 1936 Dec
Official Photograph U.S.Army Air Corps KAUAI, "THE GARDEN ISLAND," IS A PARADISE OF PINEAPPLES, SUGAR CANE, CANYONS, AND BEACHES Fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, it lies athwart the Clipper route from Honolulu to Midway. Its ancient volcanic heights have been weathered into deep gorges which suggest miniature Grand Canyons (page 683). "The soil," observed the author, "is a deep, rich brown and where there isnofoliage ithas areddish purple cast." The central parts of the island, seen from the air, seemed "chocolate-covered mounds of pistachio ice cream, melted down." One ofthefinest beaches intheTerritory of Hawaii is here, in the curving sweep of Hanalei Bay.