Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 18:00:33 -1000 From: Grant Tokumi (email@example.com> Subject: Kealia hike pictures
I was actually back home the other week and while home, I went on the Kealia trail. Some pictures of the hike can be found here:
Views looking down towards Dillingham airfield, and views of Makua Gulch on the other end. I thought it was a very nice hike. You'll have to excuse the extra pictures on this particular website. It was part of an email that was sent to my family and friends.
A very nice hike, indeed. Ball writes "Kealia starts with an exhilarating climb of the pali behind Dillingham Air Field. Unfortunately, the middle portion of the hike involves a lot of tedious road walking. The finish, however, at an overlook of Makua Valley is well worth the effort. From the upper switchbacks are great views of Waialua and Hale'iwa towns and the north shore. The Ko'olau Range is in the distance beyond the cane fields. Watch for the fixed-wing gliders soaring above the air field. From the overlook at the end of the hike you can see expansive Makua Valley and the Waianae Range all the way to Mt. Ka'ala."*
I think the solemates should schedule this hike. As for Kealia pau hana, its too far away from downtown Honolulu (where I work). By the time I got to the trailhead there wouldn't be enough daylight to complete the hike.
Mahalo, Fred, for communicating your concerns regarding Kealia. By the way, the schedule committee meetings are open to all members of HTMC. Make a difference! Get involved! We welcome your input.
* Ball, Jr., Stuart M. THE HIKER'S GUIDE TO O'AHU. Honolulu: University Of Hawaii Press, 1993.