Makua Valley

My hiking partners and I hiked up Kealia Trail, which begins in back of Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia, ascends the mountain face via a number of switchbacks, then continues over to Makua ridge, ending in this overlook of Makua Valley.   The military has already used it extensively for live bombing tests and military training. It took the community many years to stop the bombing but the military wants it back, to make a "world class" roadside bombing and counterinsurgency training center. They say it will better prepare them for fighting in Afghanistan. I donʻt think so....

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