November 22, 2017

Ancient Hawaiian Trail to Pohue Bay-November 19, 2011

pohue-petroglyphs pohue-bayOn Saturday, November 19, 2011, the Kona Hiking Club will hike the Ancient Hawaiian Trail to Pohue Bay.

The Sierra Club is also hiking this trail the same day. We will be hiking in two separate groups and meeting at Pohue Bay. The leader of the Sierra Club hike is very knowledgeable about this area and is excited to share that knowledge.

We will hike two miles down the ancient mauka-makai trail to historic Pohue Bay for a total of 4 miles roundtrip. This hike is strenuous due to lack of shade and hot and dry conditions. Swimming is possible at a coconut-tree-lined white sand beach, conditions permitting; however, no lifeguard is available.

We will have our long lunch/snack break at this spot. Hikers need to be prepared for potentially warm, sunny weather and/or rainy weather. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, bring hiking sticks, binoculars, sun protection, lunch or snack and at least two liters of water per person.

For some interesting reading about the area: http://www.co.hawaii.hi.us/env_mng/ovts/Appendix%203%20Archaeology.pdf

A highlight of the hike will be the petroglyphs along the trail.

We will meet at 9:00 AM at Manuka State Park located near 81mm and park away from the restrooms. From here we will carpool to the trailhead.

Those wishing to carpool from Kailua-Kona will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Keauhou Shopping Center in Keauhou across from Long’s and depart no later than 7:45 a.m. Please park well away from the businesses. For questions about carpooling from this location call Alice at 322-6481. Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate — there is no charge. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs. For additional information, please phone Kathleen at 557-9246.

 

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 http://konahikingclub.com 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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