My wife and I lead hikes for the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club and the last hike we led (4/10/10) was on the Kaunala Trail in the hills above Waimea Bay on Oahu's north shore. About 40 people turned out for the hike, which was captured in words and pics by Richard Bailey and Nathan Yuen. The pic at left, in fact, was taken by Rich and in it are my wife and I hiking on a section of Kaunala. Mahalo, Rich.
One of the new features of this hike is a newly paved road in the mountains. Apparently, the military found it necessary to pave the formerly dirt road to make negotiation of the mountains easier for its vehicles.
For specifics about Kaunala, I wrote more about it.