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Daily Photo – The Secret Path Through the Bamboo Forest

I went on a hike through an amazing old forest while on Oahu. It was a wet and rainy day, and the muddy path was so slippery — there was almost a negative friction!

At one point about halfway into the hike, we came across this natural door over the pathway formed by the trees. I took a break from the slipping and sliding to get a photo.

At the end of the hike, we found a hose down at the bottom… we hosed each other off like a couple of dogs in heat…

The Secret Path Through the Bamboo Forest

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 15:23:21
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  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
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  • Casper van Zyl

    Cool picture,love the bamboo forests,some are so huge they make those rafts in Guilin for transport and fishing.

  • Interesting photo, Trey. I would love to go there!!! Have a great weekend!!

  • Susan


  • Kay Rodriguez

    What a strange and magical place. If you like places like this, definitely check out Camiguin Island in the Philippines. The rainforests there are just unbelievable. Thanks for sharing this fantastic photo!


  • Andrea Boyle

    Wow, that’s a great photo. My husband took a photo of me from behind on a muddy trail on Kauai a few years ago. I will not post it here, but a hose at the end of that trail would have been most welcomed!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • My very first hike on O’ahu was that exact trail. I tried several times over the time I lived there to get a worthwhile picture of that arch-way (granted I was just starting out in Photography back then). I have some beautiful pictures of that trail but not a single one of that arch-way. Thank you Mr. Ratcliff!

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