While searching for info on the web, I found an interesting article about these easily-recognizable trees. Apparently, there even was a cabin at the site. If you're interested, check out this URL:
I actually read the paper article. It was the second home of some rich guy. The two pines bracketed that residence. I think it took some five minutes to go from one pine to the other on the trail (all right, _some_ people can do it in two and a half), so it goes to show how big that property _was_. Amazing that there is no trace whatever left of it today.
Sic transit gloria?
Yeah, the Damon dude of Damon Estate. Speaking of which, when we did Tripler Ridge trail clearing a couple Sundays ago, we had a nice chat with a security guy for Damon Estate, the one who cruises up and down Moanalua Valley in the 4x4 vehicle.
He told us about run-ins he's had with vagabond hunters who ignore the no-hunting restriction and bag pua'a in the valley. HTMC member Calvin Zane has exclusive pua'a killing rights in MV, a sort of pig bounty hunter, as it were. According to Mabel, Calvin isn't a true hunter per se, but with the blessing of Damon Estate, he rules the valley on Saturdays, when everyone except those in his charge must keep out.
> Sic transit gloria?
And like the cabin on Tripler Ridge, so too will we pass. :-)