Kaʻala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ka'ala
Kaala Plateau USGS.jpg
Plateau at the summit of Mount Kaʻala
Elevation 4,025 ft (1,227 m)[1]
Prominence 4,025 ft (1,227 m)
Pronunciation Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəˈʔɐlə]
Location
Ka'ala is located in Hawaii
Ka'ala
Ka'ala
Hawaiian Islands
Location Oahu, Hawaii, US
Range Waianae Range
Coordinates 21°30′25″N 158°08′34″W / 21.50694°N 158.14278°W / 21.50694; -158.14278Coordinates: 21°30′25″N 158°08′34″W / 21.50694°N 158.14278°W / 21.50694; -158.14278[2]
Topo map USGS Haleiwa
Geology
Type Plateau
Age of rock 3.9 Ma
Volcanic arc/belt Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain
Hāpuʻu ʻiʻi, Hawaiian tree fern (Cibotium menziesii) at Mount Kaʻala, Oʻahu. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and the uncoiled fronds (fiddles) are eaten boiled. The starchy core of the ferns was considered a famine food or used as pig feed. It was prepared by peeling the young fronds or placing the entire trunk with the starchy center in an ʻimu or volcanic steam vents. A saying was "He hāpuʻu ka ʻai he ai make" (If the hāpuʻu is the food, it is the food of death)

Mount Kaʻala or Kaʻala (pronounced [kəˈʔɐlə] in Hawaiian) is the highest mountain on the island of Oahu, at 4,025 feet (1,227 m). It is a part of the Waianae Range, an eroded shield volcano which is located on the west side of the island. The FAA maintains an active tracking station at the summit, which is closed to the general public and secured by the US Army which is stationed just on the base of the mountain, at Schofield Barracks. The tracking station can be clearly seen from afar as a white domed shaped structure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mt. Ka'ala". Department of Forestry and Wildlife. State of Hawaii. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Ka‘ala". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-23.