Still along the road we came a cross a number of these blooming "Chinese" orchids.

Another Panorama looking "mauka".  This is Waimalu Valley in the center.  Use your scroll bar to see it all.  We (HTMC) have a hike that goes almost to the "middle" ridge that comes down in to the stream in the middle of the picture.  Once upon a time the club did a "Waimalu Middle Ridge" hike.  I believe it was dropped because it is takes so long just to get to the foot of the middle ridge that it was next to imposable to clear the ridge trail.