Wai`anae Ramble Trail - (clockwise)

11 April 2007

I began late in the morning around 930 a.m. at the forestry gate (elev. 600).  I was wearing regular walking tennis and carried my baseball steel cleats in a bag on my back.  The plan was to take my time walking most of the Ramble in a clock wise direction and take GPS readings so I could plot things on the map.  When I want good GPS readings I often hike alone as to get good readings I have to stop often and wait for a good satellite lock.  The first picture is early on the paved BWS road.  We've had a fair amount of rain and everything is green.

A little farther up the road and there in view is Mt. Ka`ala, the highest spot on O`ahu at 4025 feet above sea level.  I was just up there on Sunday April 8th.

Zooming in on the above photo on the left is the valley containing CRider Falls, and on the right the tree w/the bright orange flowers was imported from Australia.  It is know locally as the Silk Oak Tree.