After 10 days of dealing with an awful cold, cough and headache, I finally felt like exploring again today. I was called to check on a couple seals in town and then I ventured out into the "country" to see if I could locate one of our big girls (K13). No luck, but it was fun to snap a few photos.
Sunday afternoon I convinced the hubby to hike the Kuilau Trail with me. It's a pleasant hike thru beautiful shrubbery, vines and trees. The hike begins at 500 ft. elevation and at the 1.25 mile you've climbed to 1140 ft. The round trip adventure was 3.5 miles. The path was an old fire road and now it used by hikers, bikers and equestrians.
Hard to read, but the writing on this "shed" states that if you find a hunting dog in the forest please leave them here and the hunters will be back to get them. There are a lot of pig hunters here, one needs to be careful out on the trails.
The view looking back toward the city of Lihue
A peek of the Makaleha Ridge from the picnic area on the Kuilau Trail
Bridge that was constructed in 1976 to enable horses to cross the stream to reach the Moalepe Trail.
We will explore the Moalepe Trail another time.
A look to the south from the picnic area
The anvil-shaped Makaleha Ridge
The tall trees lining the trail
A delightful day with one exception....I dropped my camera and smashed the monitor. It's toast, as it's one of those cameras that just has the large LCD viewer on the back. It will still take photos, in facts all these shots are from that camera but, you have no idea what's you're photographing nor can you adjust the settings.