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Honokohau Harbor to Old Airport-March 20, 2010

honokohau-old-aOn Saturday, March 20, 2010, the Kona Hiking Club will hike one way along the Kona shoreline from Honokohau Harbor to the Old Airport. The hike covers about five miles of rough, but very interesting and unique terrain. A swim and picnic lunch will be possible at the completion of the hike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate in this outing and there is no charge. Hikers will meet and park at the north side of the Old Airport at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to the Honokohau Harbor to start the one way hike. The trail is over rough lava, so wear good hiking shoes. Hikers need to be prepared for potentially warm, sunny weather, so carry at least two quarts of water per person and use sun protection.

For additional information, please phone Steve at 990-7716.

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 http://www.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!

Kona Hiking Club Visits Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua-February 20, 2010

capt-cook-markerOn Saturday, February 20, 2010, 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 approximately 1,300′ from the trail head to the bay, so the return hike is obviously a long (hot) 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. Hikers 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 hiking sticks, sun protection, lunch or snack, swim/snorkel gear, 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 intersection 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 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!

Shoreline Hike from Spencer Beach to Hapuna Beach-January 16, 2010

puako-puukoholaThe Kona Hiking Club will walk along the shoreline on the Ala Kahakai National Historical Trail on Saturday, January 16, 2010. This hike will be about 5 miles over moderate elevation, but sometimes challenging terrain in the Kohala area. Swimming will be available at the end of the hike if desired. Hot, dry, and windy conditions are common here.

 

 

 

 

 

Participants are requested to wear appropriate hiking shoes and carry two liters of water. Hiking sticks are advised for the sections that are steep and over loose rock. The trail is exposed to heat and wind, and will cross rough lava and soft sand. Participants should wear closed-toes shoes and bring at least two liters of water per person. A broad-brimmed hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a snack or lunch, and binoculars (whale season!) are also recommended. A picnic lunch may be eaten at Hapuna Beach upon return.

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate. Kailua-area carpoolers should meet at 7:45 a.m. and leave by 8:00 a.m. from Lanihau Center. Please park well away from the businesses, in the corner of the lot near “Buns in the Sun”. A hike leader will be present at the carpool location. There is no charge, but carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs. Others may meet at 8:45 a.m. at the parking lot at Hapuna Beach State Park (near mile marker 69 on Highway 19).

For more information, including detailed directions, call Alice at 322-6481.

For more hiking area information follow this excellent link: http://www.hawaii-county.com/planning/spa/south_kohala/map2.html

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.

Kona Hiking Club New Year’s Day Potluck 2010

potluck-pavillion KHC New Years' Day hike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloha! All past, present, and potential future hikers, their spouses, etc. are invited to attend the Kona Hiking Club’s annual New Year’s Day picnic potluck brunch.

WHEN/WHERE:

Thursday, 1/1/10, at the Old Kona Airport Park, pavilion #1. For those who want to start the New Year with a little exercise, the optional beach wander begins promptly at 9 a.m. We plan to be back at the pavilion at 10:00.

POTLUCK ITEMS:

At 10 a.m., the food and drink will begin in earnest (assuming that the non-walkers haven’t consumed it all while we’re gone). Please bring a savory pupu or breakfast or lunch dish to share. Not too many desserts, please.

AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING:

Your beverage of choice in whatever quantity you plan to drink.

A serving spoon/fork for your potluck item.

A plastic table cloth if you happen to have one.

A folding chair (suggested).

The Club leaders will provide paper plates, plasticware, cups, and napkins.

PLUS:

If you missed getting a Kona Hiking Club T-shirt (designed by Barb Pool), we are planning to take new orders at the brunch.

We regret that Marti Udell has chosen to not continue as a Kona Hiking Club leader. We will miss her. We do not yet have a replacement for her. Kathleen Johnson continues to assist Alice Walker in keeping the Club going strong.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We’ll again be having a suggestion box, so why not give some thought in advance as to what you’d like to see YOUR Club do next year? If you’ve told us about a particular hike you want to do, we may have forgotten it (especially if you told us on the trail and we didn’t write it down). Also, if you have any ideas about how we do things that you’d like us to think about, please let us hear them — we even encourage constructive criticism!

A hui hou,

Alice and Kathleen