Canyon 12 not 10  :-)

Thursday August 8th, 2013

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Today we headed back to Canyon 12 along the loop trail we have been working on for the past few months.  We have not been on it for 3 weeks or more but it still looked pretty darn open.  There was a little grass growth, but all in all it's wide open.  We hiked in clock-wise, second picture is approx. route.

These rocks have always interested us.  The placement just dose not look natural. 

Some time in the 1950's a B-26 bomber crashed on this spot.  The crash created this "bald" spot void of vegetation now known as Red Top.

From our 2nd Rest Spot, an hour and a half into the hike.  Click in the middle of the picture for a close up.

This is a native Artemisia australis or `Ahinihina or Hinahana.   Click in the middle of the picture for a close up.

A stand of native Wiliwili trees from the 3rd rest spot, about 1 hour 45 minutes into the hike.  Click in the middle of the picture for a close up.

Another Wiliwili tree.  During the dry summers they loose most of their leaves.

We hke along the base of these verticle cliffs.

The native Bird Nest Fern,  Ekaha.    Click in the middle of the picture for a close up

Deep in Canyon 12 are numerous small "caves".   Click in the middle of the picture for a close up

Another "cave".  Click in the middle of the picture for a close up and see who lives there.

One of the reasons we cleared this trail was take pictures like this.    Click on the center for a close up.

Here is a close up of the native Sandle Wood,   Iliahi.

If you look carefully at the "grassy" area in the center of the picture you can see the trail we cut through the grass.

While hiking Stanka noticed a small cane spider and I took this video.