July 23, 2017

Kiholo to Kona Village Resort-April 18, 2009

kiholo-kona-villageThe Kona Hiking Club will take a shoreline hike from KiholoBeach to the Kona village Resort on Saturday, April 18th. The hike will be approximately 4 miles in length, over diverse terrain that includes; rough, dry, barren lava, sandy beaches, pahoehoe and in some areas ancient Hawaiian trails. We will be hiking along beautiful coastlines for some fantastic photographic opportunities and several places for the prospect of gathering Hawaiian Salt.

 

 

 

Hikers should anticipate hot, dry conditions and bring at least 2 litters of water per person, along with any snacks you may desire along the way. Sun protection, sturdy hiking boots, a hat and walking stick are highly recommended.

Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate and there is no charge. I have had several requests for our hikes to start at a “reasonable” hour, and the majority voted for 8:00 a.m. Participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. at the “Loretta Lynn/round house” (south of KiholoBay). Driving North from Kailua-Kona on Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy, turn left (makai) onto the gravel road between mile marker 82 and 83 (before the scenic view turnout). Follow the gravel road towards the ocean, eventually turning left a short distance – look for deserted, raised round house with parking area on the right.

Those desiring to carpool from Kailua-Kona may meet at the Lanihau Center, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun. Please respect the businesses and park away from the store fronts. Carpoolers should meet at 7:15 a.m. to organize and depart no later than 7:30 a.m. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute towards gasoline costs. I am also looking for volunteers willing to leave their vehicle at the Kona Village Resort to carpool hikers back to Kiholo after the hike.

For more information and any volunteers please call Marti at 322-9206.

 

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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