Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kealia Trail

On Saturday January 21, 2012 MMS Tree Huggers, the few and the proud, hiked Kealia Trail.

It was a great day with beautiful views. We saw plenty of gliders flying by, skydivers jumping from planes, and whales playing right outside the sets rolling in to Mokuleia.
 The rocks from an old quarry were used to build the airstrip at Dillingham airfield. Now, what remains of the quarry is an aquaculture farm. The water is fresh water and the top of Oahu's fresh water table

The Tree Huggers successfully found and identified many plants along the trail, some native and others invasive. One of the native plants we saw was this Peperomia sp. 'ala'ala wai nui. It has many medicinal uses, particularly to cure feminine ailments in traditional Hawaiian medicine (La'au lapa'au).

Rest up Tree Huggers and see you next month on Wiliwilinui Trail!

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