Judd Trail, Nuuanu Valley, Oahu

After rolling the hell out of my ankle on Kokohead a few days ago, the swelling has gone down and I dearly miss the trails.  I’ve driven by the Judd trail a few times and decided to give it a look see.  Given that it’s a super short little loop this is just what I needed.  Trailhead located here.

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Nice cruise down cool and wet roadway just off the Pali highway.  Takin my whip out in these misty mountains is one of my favorite things to do.

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Few kids fishing for tilapia at the little watering hole here.

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Nice, was able to squeeze my scoots past the trailhead and park it securely within.

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This is one of the coolest trees I’ve seen on the island, I’m going to make note of these ancient beasts and put together a list of them one of these days.

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The loop starts right after the stream crossing.

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This trail had many adolescent Christmas berry trees lending vibrant speckles of red.  It’s taken over entire sections of the trail and is considered very invasive, although it does seem to add a lovely contrast to the larger trees around it.  Berries are poisonous.

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Indian shot plant (Canna indica) has some pretty flowers.

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Booming music and lots of voices were found lower towards the river.  I discovered a cool little watering hole with a  small jumping spot.

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Big daddy Cook pines were prevalent for much of the trail.

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Lots of wood fan mushrooms on the dead limbs around.

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Everything is moist, dew lingers consistently on the leaves.

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Another trail branches off of this one, will have to scope it out someday.  It connects to the upper Manoa falls trail that I absolutely adore.

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Had to photograph the deep hues of green from some of these happy little plants.

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Some bugs chilling on a peppermint leaf (not the kind we use but the same family)

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Tons of these jerks…

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Precisely why I opt to spend a few extra bones on water resistant shoes.

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Cruised back home and enjoyed some joe and a view.

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Photos taken with my Canon 60d (24mm 2.8) & a few panoramas with the Samsung Note 5

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