Reporting from Hawaii, Kris Rex had the pleasure of taking her Joint Base installation biologist and Pacific Region Natural Resources Subject Matter Experts up Mount Ka’ala last week.

At a bog immediately adjacent to the USAF 611CES Radar Station, she snapped these photos.

Mahalo for sharing your hike with us, Kris!

Kris Rex on the highest point on Oahu! Lush vegetation.
Kris Rex on the highest point on Oahu.
Native Hawaiian Ohia flower
Native Hawaiian Ohia flower. On Oahu it is doing fine, but right now on the Big Island a disease is attacking the species.
Hapu'u, a new Hawaiian Tree Fern, on Mt Ka'ala, Oah'u
Hapu’u, a new Hawaiian Tree Fern.