Wonderful scenery!!! VOTED Greetings from Poland Artur
Thank you Sandy - if you come to Hawaii, you shouldn't miss that place.
Your pictures are great too - deserving a vote!
Kipapa Ridge Trail is one of the longest and wildest on Oahu, joining the Koolau Summit Trail at the end. The views at the end are well worth it - Kaaawa Valley, Molii Pond and Mokolii Island are on the Nort East. Kaneohe Marine Base and Koolau Range are SE, while Central Oahu, Waianae Mountains and North Shore are NW and can be seen on the adjacent photos.
The signs are warning not to enter the jungle area below the road, where Wietnam War era military excecises were held.
Kulepeamoa loop trail is an advanced ridge hike, going up to the top of Koolau Mountains following one ridge up, traversing the summit, and another ridge down.
Olomana mountain and Kaneohe Bay on the left; Kailua, Marine base and Enchanted Lake on the right.
Views from Koolau Mountains Range, with ie'ie plants strutting their large, exotic blossoms. Ie'ie is a wine growing up to 7m long and the ancient Hawaiians had many uses of the pliable, but tough aerial roots. Fish traps, baskets and helmets for warrior chiefs were made out of the plant.
The origin of the name stems from the Hawaiian legend about beautiful Laukaieie maiden, whose slender body turned into vine and her glowing eyes into blossoms.A flowering branch of ie'ie is for special occasions placed on the altar in the halau hula to represent the demi-goddess Laukaieie.
Konahuanui is a twin peak mountain and because the peaks are rounded, the name in Hawaiian means literally Big Fat Testicles.
Clouds descending on the peaks around Kaaawa Valley. Lost, Jurrasic Park, King Kong ...were filmed here
Waiting for the sunset and darkness...With the Diamond Head in the backround and excellent weather, who could ask for anything more?