Monument to Douglas Fir Namesake David Douglas on Mauna Kea where he died

Joe, Douglas monument. Douglas was killed near here.
An article on Christmas trees notes that David Douglas for whom the Douglas fir is named died while climbing on Mauna Kea when he fell into animal trap which was soon occupied by a bull. A monument to him is on mountain where he died Ka lua kauka (“Doctor’s Pit” in the Hawaiian language), off Mānā Road.

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  • Christine Champion says:

    I would like to visit the douglas Monument on the Big Island in April. Any hints or comments to help me find it?


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