Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hosmer Grove Trail

Hosmer Grove trail is located in Haleakala National Park on Maui.  It's a relatively short (less than a mile) and easy hike that the entire family can participate in. 

Per Professor Wikipedia, the trail is named after Ralph Hosmer, who introduced several tree species to Hawaii, in hopes of creating a lucrative lumber industry.  Today, some of these species can still be seen on the hike and have become "aggressive invaders" to the native Hawaiian ecosystems in Haleakala National Park.

When I went on the hike, many of the pine and eucalyptus trees were being cleared out.  Trying to make room for a native plant come-back?  I hope so!

1 comment:

  1. Gawd...I can't wait for it to get back to hiking weather! Great pics.