OHE October 6, 1997 (c)

From: "Dayle K. Turner" (turner@hawaii.edu)

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:



Reply From: Wing C Ng (wing@lava.net)

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?


Response From: "Dayle K. Turner" (turner@hawaii.edu)

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. :-)


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