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Near Waimea in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā

Daniel K. Inouye Highway

 
 
Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 1, 2017
1. Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā Marker
Inscription. Traditional native uses of the Humu'ula area included bird catching and, at much higher elevations, adze quarrying. They were replaced by sandalwood harvesting and hunting wild cattle, and ultimately ranching and astronomy. Over time, travelers whose only choice was once footpaths, ala hele, shifted to horses and wagons, then to automobiles. Roadways were improved and travel time shortened.
To the north, a section of the Humu'ula Sheep Station perimeter wall may be seen, marking the eastern boundary of the Humu'ula ahupua'a (a traditional land division). The wall was built by Japanese laborers to enclose the grassy portion for pasturing sheep. You can see additional portions of the perimeter wall as you travel father west on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Majestic Maunakea, rising some 13,796 feet above sea level, hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory with telescopes operated by eleven countries. Its dry weather conditions, dark night skies and an elevation that places the summit above forty percent of the earth's atmosphere allow observation to the edges of the universe. The Visitors Information Station at Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, located at the 9,200-foot elevation, is open to the public.
 
Location. 19° 41.206′ N, 155° 
Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 1, 2017
2. Humu'ula and Kala''i'ehā Marker
26.862′ W. Marker is near Waimea, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) (Route 200 at milepost 27) near Mauna Kea Access Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kamuela HI 96743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pu'uhuluhulu (approx. 1.2 miles away); Humu'ula Sheep Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pu'u'ō'ō - Volcano Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Saddle House - Hale Noho Lio (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hilo -- Pu'u'ō'ō Trail (Ka'ūmana Trail) (approx. 6.7 miles away); Once in their lifetime, silverswords erupt in flowers (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is about a mile east of the Mauna Loa Access Road.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Summit of Maunakea image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 1, 2017
3. The Summit of Maunakea
Observatories on the summit of Maunakea image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 1, 2017
4. Observatories on the summit of Maunakea
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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