Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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The picture below is a pretty good pic of what the Nokia Trail is all about. The trail circles the Kahanna Valley, incredibly thick jungle. Offshoots of the trail go straight up to the summits of the mountains that split Oahu in two. I climbed one, a spectacular adventure. The mountains can get as high as 12,000 feet. They block the clouds coming in on the prevailing winds of the Pacific, creating fabulous jungle on the windward side of the island, while the leeward side, where the city of Honolulu and the major military bases are located, stays sunny and dry and cooler and consists of vegatation more along the line of the Gulf Coast - big trees and grasslands. Surprisingly, the average temperture for Oahu is 75 degrees, with highs in the high 80s being the maximum, even tho the island is a little south of the same latitude as steamy Cuba. Mosquitoes are fairly non-existant as well. Truly a paradise.
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