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Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay-February 16, 2008

capt-cook-markerOn Saturday, February 16, 2008, the Kona Hiking Club will visit the Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay. The hike is about 4 mi. in length with an additional 1-1/2 mi. oceanfront hike across raw pahoehoe lava for those who desire to do so.

 

 

The trail drops appoximately 1,300′ from the trail head to the bay, so the return hike is obviously a long climb. For the primary portion of the hike, we will be on a jeep road which is part dirt and part small lava chunks.

 

The hike destination will be the monument and, although the shoreline is rocky, there is access to the bay for swimming and snorkeling. Hikes need to be prepared for potentially warm, sunny weather, especially on the strenuous return uphill climb; however, rain or overcast is always possible in the Capt. Cook area. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring a hiking stick, sun protection, lunch or snack, and at least two quarts of water per person.

We will meet at 7:30 AM at the trailhead located 1/10th of a mi. south of Mamalahoa Hwy. on Napoopoo Rd. Since parking there is extremely limited, it is recommended that everyone carpool who possibly can. If driving youself, please take extreme care in parking and walking to the trailhead as Napoopoo Rd. is quite narrow and heavily traveled.

There will be two carpool locations for participants desiring to do so. One group will meet at 6:45 a.m. at Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona and depart no later than 7:00 a.m. Please park well away from the businesses in the corner of the parking lot near Buns in the Sun. Another group will meet in the Kealakekua Ranch Center upper parking lot (near Ace Hardware) at 7:00 a.m. and depart by 7:15 a.m. The Center is located on Mamalahoa Hwy. at the intersecton of Kiloa Rd. between the 110 and 109 mile markers. Hike leaders may or may not be present at the carpool locations. 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 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 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!

North Kohala Shoreline Hike-January 19, 2008

mookini heiauThe Kona Hiking Club will visit the birth site of King Kamehameha I, Mo’okini Heiau, and Upolu Point in North Kohala on Saturday, January 19, 2008. This out-and-back shoreline hike will be approximately five miles round trip, over relatively easy terrain. Humpback whales are often seen from this trail during the winter months.

 

 

 

 

We will meet at the Old Coast Guard Station at 9 a.m. From Kailua-Kona, take the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway to Highway 270 and continue north toward Hawi. At approximately mile marker 19, turn left on old Coast Guard Station Road and continue to the parking area near the shoreline.

The weather is often clear with a nice ocean breeze, but also be prepared for rain, wind, and mud. Participants should carry 2 quarts of water, wear boots or closed-toed shoes, and bring sunscreen and a snack or lunch. A hiking stick, lightweight jacket, and hat are also recommended.

Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate, and there is no charge. Kailua area carpoolers should meet at Lanihau Center, in the corner near Buns-in-the-Sun. Please park well away from the businesses. Plan to arrive at 7:30 and depart no later than 7:45 a.m. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs, and hike leaders may or may not be present at the carpool location.

For additional information, please call Ruby at 987-0200. See you there!
PLEASE NOTE:

We encourage you to bring guests or pass on information about our hikes to others. However, if you do so, PLEASE make sure to direct them to this website to review the hike announcement and description. We want to make sure that everyone is prepared for the specific conditions that we might encounter on each hike. Mahalo for helping us keep everyone safe!