- Posted June 13, 2010 by
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Travel snapshots: Otherworldly landscapes
The Koolau Mountains, Oahu, Hawaii
Assignment: Travel Snapshots
The Koolau Mountains span the length of Oahu'ss eastern coast. The crest averages 2,600 feet in elevation; the highest peak (Konahuanui) is 3,150 feet. The Koolau Range receives the brunt of rain deposited by the warm and moist Pacific winds that blow from the Northeast. On the windward (East) side, many hundred thousands of years of constant gales have carved beautiful rippling rock faces, near vertical ridges, and cliffs, carpeted with every shade of green. The H3 and Pali Highways both cross right through the Koolau Mountains, offering amazing, dramatic close views.
Photos by Lulis Leal