Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Jungle on Oahu, Hawaii

Reality is seldom as romantic as the advertisements. This particular view of Oahu's dense jungle shows the mountain ridge that runs down the island. If you would like to read a detailed account of the geology of the island, see Stearns, Harold T. Geologic Map and Guide of the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, with a Chapter on Mineral Resources, by Harold T. Stearns ... Prepared in Cooperation with the Geological Survey U.S. Department of the Interior. Honolulu, Hawaii: Printed by Advertiser Pub. Co, 1939. A full copy of the book is available at

Walking through this jungle turned out to be a water-soaked slog through mud and streams. We were not especially prepared for such a difficult hike and most of our group quit after just a few minutes of the slippery mud trail.

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