September 21, 2017

Kalopa State Park Trail Revitalization Day-October 15, 2011

kalopa-revitalization-dayKHC’s October 15th hike will be a trail maintenence and hike day in celebration of Trail Revitalization Day/ Highways Act of 1892.

 

 

 

 

See the links below for more information about the highways act. It’s important that we use the trails that others have thought important enough secure for future generations to use.

 

 

 

 

What better way is there to show our appreciation than helping to maintain the beautiful land where we live and play? Malama `Aina — Care for the Land

 

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-features/happy-trails-you.html

http://www6.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/nah/Highways%20Act%20Summary.pdf

We are joining with several other hiking organizations to revitalize the trails at Kalopa State Park. Kalopa has cabins that may be available to rent for those who want to extend their weekend fun and not drive back to Kona the same day. There is also tent camping space.

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/index.cfm?park_id=45

What:
To commemorate “Lā Ho`āla Ala Hele” (Trail Revitalization Day) E Mau Nā Ala Hele in partnership with the Kona Hiking Club will remove invasive weeds from the Nature Trail in Kalopā State Recreation Area in Hāmākua District. The Nature Trail loops through a forested area filled with native trees, shrubs and ferns.

We will have a potluck lunch following the service project and after lunch there are many hiking trails to choose from within the 616-acre recreation area.

When:
Meet at the park pavilion at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15

Bring:
Gloves, hand tools such as loppers, clippers and rippers, covered shoes, drinking water, rain gear just in case, something for the potluck lunch

The park’s street address is 44-3480 Kalaniai Rd. See attached map and photos.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kalopa+State+Recreation+Area,+Honokaa,+HI&hl=en&ll=20.035774,-155.443153&spn=0.084668,0.12085&sll=20.035707,-155.443068&sspn=0.042334,0.060425&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=13

Call Kathleen at 557-9246, if you have questions.

 

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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