September 21, 2017

Coastal Hike to Mano Point-April 19, 2008

mano-pointThe Kona Hiking Club will take a shoreline hike to Mano Point on Saturday, April 19. The hike will be approximately 8 miles in length, over rough, dry, barren lava.

 

 

Hikers should expect hot conditions and bring at least 2 liters of water per person, along with sun protection and lunch. Sturdy boots, a hat, and hiking stick are recommended. No childlren or pets will be allowed.

 

Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate, and there is no charge. Participants should meet at 8:15 a.m. at “Loretta Lynn’s house” (south of Kiholo Bay). Driving north from Kailua on Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy, turn left (makai) on gravel road between mile markers 82 and 83 (before the scenic iew turnout). Follow the gravel road towards the ocean, eventually turning left a short distance — look for a raised round house with parking area on right.

Those desiring to carpool from Kailua-Kona may meet at Lanihau Center, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun, away from businesses. Carpoolers should meet at 7:15 a.m., organize themselves, and depart no later than 7:30 a.m. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribut toward gasoline costs. For more information, call Joan at 327-1529.

 

PLEASE NOTE: All members are welcome to bring guests or pass on information about our hikes to other hikers. However, if you do so, PLEASE make sure that you direct them to the Kona Hiking Club website to review the hike announcement and description. We want to make sure that everyone is prepared for the specific hike we are doing that day, whether we’re facing mud, heat, cold, steep trails, rocky trails, high altitude, exceptionally long distances, etc. Mahalo for helping us keep everyone safe!

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