8/13/2017- Kuli‘ou‘ou Ridge Hike led by Colleen Soares
7/30/2017- Likeke Falls. Led by Colleen Soares. Photos and captions by Nate Yuen:
A nice breeze kept us cool as we started the hike from Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden. We gained a couple hundred feet elevation and hiked towards the Pali Lookout contouring in and out of many gullies.
It was a beautiful day as we hiked at the foot of the Ko‘olau Mountains overlooking Kaneohe.
The views of the surrounding landscape was a sight to see, We came across ohia trees as we made our way through uluhe ferns that dominated the trail.
Likeke Falls is always a delight to see! The man-made waterfall taps crystal clear water from the aquifer within the mountain.
7/15/2017- Fun in the Sun at Kealia Trail. Photos by Dan Anderson:
6/24/17- “I had a great time hiking with the Sierra Club to the bunkers at Pu’u Ma’eli’eli. Many thanks to hike leaders Susan Tom and Curtis Kawamoto for coordinating and leading the hike.” -Photos and captions from Nate below.
We had to take a photo under the old sign. In WWII bunkers were built at Pu’u Ma’eli’eli as part of a coastal defense system. Many bunkers were built around Oahu to defend the island:
We hiked through christmas berry trees with lauae and other ferns in the understory. We followed the ridgelines to gain elevation and passed a number of bunkers as we made our way to the top:
We were awestruct to see Kāneʻohe Bay from the highest point of Pu’u Ma’eli’eli. It was low tide and we could see all the islets, sandbars, reefs, and coral outcrops in the bay:
The bunker provides a 180 degree view of the entire expanse of Kāneʻohe Bay from Mokapu Penninsula and Coconut Island in the south to Mo’o Kapu O Haloa and Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat) in the north:
We lingered at the bunkers for quite some time enjoying the cool breeze and incredible view:
We were reminded to be quiet and in stealth mode when hiking through residentuial neighborhoods — the more silent and unseen you can be the better:
6/10/17- Judd-Nu‘uanu-Pauoa Flats-Pu‘u ‘Ōhi‘a Hike. Photos from Susan and Curtis:
6/10/17-MCBH Kāne‘ohe Bay Service Project. Clearing wetlands of mangrove plants to create habitat for Hawai‘i’s endangered waterbirds. Photos from Dan A:
5/13/17. Paepae o He’eia (Fishpond) Service Project. Photos by Colleen Soares:
5/13/17- Koko Crater Botanical Garden Photography Hike. Photos by John S:
3/13/17- Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve Service Trip. Photos by Colleen Soares: