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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (Family outing)-December 15, 2012

kaloko-honokohau-hvnpKona Hiking Club will visit historic sites at Kaloko- Honokohau National Historic Park on Saturday, December 15. There are many interesting things to see including heiaus, house sites, a small ritual slide, fish ponds and a queen’s bath. Total RT walking distance is about 2.5 miles from the north end of Honokohau Harbor to the Kaloko Fishpond and back. There will be an opportunity for swimming and a picnic lunch. Hopefully, we will see some whales. We will see turtles.

 

 

Here arevery informative and interesting NPS links. Please take the time to check it out and gain an understanding of how special this place is and why it is being preserved.

http://www.nps.gov/kaho/

http://www.nps.gov/kaho/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=124426

As the site states: The reason why the Hawaiians chose to settle here was, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit. The Hawaiians felt its presence in every rock and tree, in the water and in the winds. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate in this family outing.

Participants should wear suitable shoes, hats, carry plenty of drinking water, a picnic lunch/snack, and swim gear. This can be a sunny, hot hike so be sure to use sunscreen/sun protection.

Carpoolers will leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun and should park well away from the businesses. There is no charge, but riders are encouraged to chip in for gas. Others may meet at 8:45 a.m. at the north side of the harbor across from Bite Me Fishing/Restaurant.

If you have any questions, please phone Alice @ 322-6481 or 938-1491 (cell)

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. We typically hike rain or shine. However, if weather is severe, check the website for updates. Mahalo for helping us keep everyone safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

`Iole Volunteer Trail Cleanup and Hale Dedication-November 17, 2012

SAM_8687When: November 17 Saturday, 8:30 am

 

 

 

What: This volunteer day is a cooperative project between Sierra Club and Kona Hiking Club and representatives of landowner, Bennett Dorrance, to improve the trails at beautiful `Iole. This one of many scheduled service project days at `Iole.

Volunteers are needed to do some trail cleaning and clearing. The more hands we have helping “lau lima” we can finish early and have time for a special hike.

This day will also be a dedication for the beautiful new Hale Waawaa built by dedicated volunteers including many during a six day workshop.

`Iole Hiking Trail Info:

http://www.iolehawaii.com/?page_id=296

Kona Hiking Club fully supports the trails of `Iole. It’s rare for a private landowner to so fully open their arms to the public. `Iole is a very special place come see for yourselves.

Where: 53-496 ‘Iole Road, Kapa’au, HI 96755

Directions from Highway 19 (Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway):

At the intersection of Highway 19 (Queen Ka’ahumanu) and Kawaihae Road, drive toward Kawaihae Harbor, then turn right onto Highway 270 (Akoni Pule) toward Mahukona and Hawi. Continue east through Hawi Town and Kapa’au Town. Drive a half mile past the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa’au Town and turn right onto ‘Iole Road. You will also see a wooden Bond Historic District sign at the intersection of Highway 270 (Akoni Pule) and ‘Iole Road. As you continue up ‘Iole Road, you will see organic macadamia nut orchard on your left hand side. Turn right when you see a wooden ‘Iole sign. Park and proceed to the office for check in.

Bring: Gloves, sun protection, mosquito repellent, water bottles, shoes for hiking.

An awesome catered lunch will be provided for Volunteers.

RSVP & Questions:

Email KHC or call Kathleen at 557-9246.

NOTE: At least once a year, the Club forgoes its monthly hike in favor of a community cleanup project. Generally, this is the statewide Malama ‘Aina day.

We strive to provide more than just exercise in a beautiful setting for our participants. Many friendships and even a romance or two have been forged at Club events. Also, Club leaders attempt to share something of Hawaiian history and culture during our hikes, either by educating ourselves beforehand about the areas we visit, or by inviting a guest speaker when appropriate.

Carpooling:

For carpooling from Kona, meet at Buns in the Sun at Lanihau Shopping Center at 7:00 am and leave by 7:15 am. Call Alice Walker at 322-6481 or 938-1491.

For all other questions call 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 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!

Puna Trail Project/Hike at Hā‘ena (Kea`au) Beach-October 20, 2012

haena-beachOur “Lā Ho‘āla Ala Hele” Event

 

 

 

When: October 20, Saturday, 9:00 am

 

 

 
What: This is the first volunteer day in a cooperative project between E Mau Nā Ala Hele, the state’s Nā Ala Hele Program, and the landowner, WH Shipman Ltd., to improve the trail head of the popular Puna Trail hike that starts in Kaloli and extends to Kea‘au Beach.

Volunteers are needed to do some painting at the new parking area and some trail cleaning and clearing. That day will also be our annual observance of Lā Ho‘āla Ala Hele (Trail Revitalization Day), when we reflect upon the importance of the Highways Act of 1892 and renew our commitment to mālama the living legacy of historic Hawaiian trails.

The hike is is a 3-4 hour sojourn on one of the more remote and isolated coasts left in East Hawaii. The actual trail is a little over four miles long, but because of the rolling chunks of lava, thick sticky mud and huge puddles it takes some navigation skills and a bit of stamina. http://myhawaiianhome.blogspot.com/2009/02/shipmanhaena-beach-hidden-gem-of-puna.html

Where: From Kea‘au Town take Hwy. 130(Kea‘au to Pāhoa Rd.). Turn left on Kaloli Dr., which passes through Hawaiian Paradise ParkSubdivision. Continue all the way makai on Kaloli Dr. until you get to Beach Road. Turn left on Beach Road and continue a short way till you reach the parking lot. (Drive takes about 30-40 minutes from Hilo.)

Bring: Gloves, sun protection, mosquito repellent, drinking water, shoes for hiking, swim suit, lunch (plan to hike to the beach and eat lunch there). E Mau will provide cold drinks at the trail head and hand tools will be loaned by the state.

Volunteers will receive a beautiful Puna Trail tshirt, especially designed for this project.

RSVP & Questions:

Email or call Deborah Chang at: hkulaiwi@yahoo.com; 776-1516

NOTE: At least once a year, the Club forgoes its monthly hike in favor of a community cleanup project. Generally, this is the statewide Malama ‘Aina day.

We strive to provide more than just exercise in a beautiful setting for our participants. Many friendships and even a romance or two have been forged at Club events. Also, Club leaders attempt to share something of Hawaiian history and culture during our hikes, either by educating ourselves beforehand about the areas we visit, or by inviting a guest speaker when appropriate.

Carpooling:

For carpooling from Kona, meet at Keauhou Shopping Center makai of Long’s at 5:45 am and leave by 6:00 am. Call Alice Walker at 322-6481 or 938-1491.

 

For all other questions call Kathleen at 557-9246.

 

“Lā Ho‘āla Ala Hele” (“Trail Revitalization” Day)

Commemorating the Law of the Splintered Paddle, The Highways Act of 1892,Nā Ala Hele (the statewide trail and access program), the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Act, and the right to use public trails.

In its regular meeting on April 21, 2004, the Hawaii County Council passed Resolution 161-04: A Resolution Acknowledging and Recognizing the Second Saturday of October as “Lā Ho‘āla Ala Hele” Day (“Trail Revitalization” Day), which commemorates the long history of trails and support for the right to travel safely on trails in Hawai‘i. 2012 marks the ninth year E Mau Nā Ala Hele will celebrate the day. To avoid conflict with the Ironman race on the second weekend, we will celebrate on the third weekend of the month.

If you cannot join us in Puna for Lā Ho‘āla Ala Hele, find another area where you can get out and “give life to the trails!”

 “The Highways Act of 1892”

“All roads, alleys, streets, ways, lanes, courts, places, trails and bridges in the Hawaiian Islands, whether now or hereafter opened, laid out or built by the Government, or by private parties, and dedicated or abandoned to the public as a highway, are hereby declared to be public highways.”

— By order of the Queen’s government — Liliuokalani

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!

Mauna Kea- Pu`u Huluhulu/Lake Wai`au-September 16, 2012

lake-waiauThe Kona Hiking Club will be hiking on Mauna Kea on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Due to the DLNR Natural Preserve Area Management restricting the size of each group the Lake Wai`au group portion is limited to 20 hikers. The Pu`u Huhuhulu portion is unlimited.

 

 

 

 

We will be hiking at elevations between 10,000’ and 13,796’; therefore, when calling to make a reservation you will be supplied with the recommended restrictions and requirements for hiking at high elevations. We sincerely hope that anyone unable to satisfy these requirements will not make a reservation leaving the openings available for other eligible people desiring to make the hike.

Carpoolers should meet at 6:45am at Lanihau Shopping Center parking lot in Kailua-Kona near Buns in the Sun. From there we will depart at 7:00am. It will take approximately 1-1/2 hrs. to reach Pu`u Huluhulu (across from Mauna Kea Access Road), so we should arrive there around 8:30am. Anyone not wishing to carpool should be there by that time. We will hike/acclimatize at Pu`u Huluhulu for about 1 hour, maybe two depending on the group’s desire. See link: http://www.instanthawaii.com/cgi-bin/hawaii?Hikes.hulu

From there, the 4WD hikers will drive to the Visitor Center where approximately 30 minutes will be spent to acclimate to the altitude before proceeding to the summit by car. Anyone feeling any adverse effects of the altitude at this time should not proceed but leave the mountain immediately.

We will then drive to the lower observatory Parking Lot 3, and follow the Humu’u Ula Trail (Mauna Kea Trail) out to Lake Wai’au at the 13,200’ elevation where there will also be an uphill climb and then down to the lake. See link: http://www.instanthawaii.com/cgi-bin/hawaii?Hikes.lake

Upon leaving the lake, we will return to Parking Lot 3, our final destination. Drivers with passengers interested in hiking to the summit and back can drive to the upper observatory parking lot. There is a short steep downhill and then a longer steep uphill trail to the actual summit. The round trip can be done in 30 to 45 minutes. It is recommended that everyone hike at a slower than usual pace. The hiking surface in all areas is primarily loose, small a’a lava and gravel.

If you wish to attend, those with 4WD vehicles will be given preference. For carpooling at Lanihau phone Alice Walker at 322-6481 or 938-1491. For reservations, call Kathleen at 557-9246.

All hikers should be prepared for windy and cool weather, with temperatures possibly being in the 40s. Bring at least two liters of water per person, wear closed-toe shoes or hiking boots, sun protection and a snack or lunch. A hiking stick is also recommended

 

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!

Waimea Nature Park and Greenway Trail-August 18, 2012

waimea-greenway-trailWe will start our hike at Waimea Nature Park and continue from the park through and along the Waimea Trail and Greenway. From there those who wish may join us for an additional hike on the trail at Anna Ranch for a total round trip of about 4 miles. We will end the hike back at the Nature Park where we can enjoy our lunches.

 

 

 

 

Waimea Nature Park “Ulu La`au” is a nature preserve located on 10 acres in the heart of the town of Waimea. Ulu La`au, which means “a garden of trees,” was first documented in 1830 as the name for this area. The seasonal Waikoloa Stream runs through the park. The purpose is to provide an area for peaceful public recreation as well as a place where residents and visitors can learn about the native plants of Hawaii. The park is a long-term community project of the Waimea Outdoor Circle.

For more information about The Waimea Trails and Greenways project: http://waimeatrails.org/index.html

We will have a fellow hiker, Alice Jenkins, along on our hike that is very knowledgeable about this area.

The area is generally temperate with some shade, however, weather can vary and hikers should be prepared for rain as well as sun, carry at least two liters of water per person. SPECIAL NOTE: We will have to cross a small stream which may be flowing enough to need to change to appropriate water shoes. Please bring appropriate footwear for the crossing as well as the dryland hiking which is a relatively easy hiking surface. Remember to bring sun protection and a snack or lunch. We will have our lunch/snack break at the Nature Park. Hiking sticks may be useful for the short stream crossing.

Carpoolers will meet at 7:15 and leave at 7:30 a.m. from the Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun and should park well away from the businesses. Carpoolers are requested to contribute for gasoline costs. Others may meet at 8:30 a.m. at Waimea Nature Park located at Ahuli Circle two streets before the Hwy 19 intersection with Hwy 190. The main gate is past the Canada-France Observatory office.

If you have any questions, please phone Kathleen 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 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!

South Point Hike at Ka Lae-July 21, 2012

lua-o-palahemuThe Kona Hiking Club will visit the South Point area of Ka Lae on Saturday, July 21. The hike will be about 3 miles round trip, over mostly level terrain. Come learn some history of Ka`u and view Lua O Palahemu said of it that “If you haven’t seen Lua O Palahemu you haven’t seen Ka`u.”

 

 

 

 

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate. There is no charge, although carpoolers are encouraged to chip-in for gasoline. No pets are allowed.

The area is often hot and windy, and there is no shade along this trail. Participants must carry at least two liters of water per person. Closed-toed shoes, sun protection, lunch or snack, and a hiking stick are also recommended. If ocean conditions permit, for those adventurous cliff divers diving may be possible at the lunch stop.

Carpoolers may meet at 7:15 a.m. at Keauhou Shopping Center, in the vicinity of Long’s Drugs. Please park well away from the businesses makai of Long’s Drugs. A second meeting point will be at Manuka State Park at 8:30 a.m. It is located one hour south of Kailua-Kona, on the mauka side of the highway between the 81 and 82 mile markers.

For more 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 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!

HVNP Mauna Iki/Footprints Trail in Ka`u Desert-June 16, 2012

kau-desertAttention hikers!

 

 

 

It’s very important that you contact the hike leader for shuttle arrangements at the trailheads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Kona Hiking Club will visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and hike the Mauna Iki Trail and Footprints Trail in the Ka’u Desert to the Hwy 11 trailhead. The hike is 8.8 miles one way, over well worn lava and sand. There is relatively little elevation change, although the trail traverses numerous short up and down sections as we cross the desert. There is no shade on the trail.

The hike destination and lunch stop are twin pit craters inhabited by Koa’e (White-tailed Tropicbirds). There will be an optional climb to the top of Pu’u Koa’e, a small cone crater located nearby.

Hikers should be prepared for any weather conditions. Most likely, it will be hot and windy. However, it could be drizzly and windy. Wear closed-toed shoes; bring a hiking stick, sun protection, lunch, and at least two quarts of water per person.

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Kau Desert Trailhead, located outside of the National Park on the makai side of highway 1/4 mile E. of mile marker 38.

We will carpool from there to the trailhead (about 13 miles on paved roads), so if you have a National Park entry pass, please bring it. We will attempt to put one person with a pass in each vehicle; if we don’t have enough people with passes, all passengers in a vehicle will share the $10 entry fee.

Kailua-area carpoolers should meet at 6:30 a.m. and leave by 6:45 a.m. from Keauhou Shopping Center in the parking lot makai of Longs Drugs. Please park well away from the businesses, in the corner. A KHC representative, Alice Walker@ 938-1491, will be present at the carpool location. However, Alice plans on staying overnight, so anyone interested in making their own arrangement to stay overnight can carpool with her. Carpoolers are encouraged to chip-in for gasoline.

For additional information, please call 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 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!

1871 Trail and South Kona Shoreline-May 19, 2012

7-21-07, 1871 Trail, G.M.On Saturday, May 19, the Kona Hiking Club will hike the area between Honaunau and Ho’okena. We will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the parking lot for Pu’u Honua ‘o Honaunau (“Place of Refuge”) National Historic Park. Park at the mauka end of the lot, as far away as possible from the visitor center. Bring your National Park Pass if you have one, as entry fees may be charged.

 

 

 

 

The trail between Honaunau and Ho’okena is currently in the process of restoration, so the exact hike route will be announced that morning. We may shuttle some cars to Ho’okena and hike the entire shoreline one way, or we may do an “out and back” hike south from Honaunau. In either case, the distance should be about three to six miles. The route is level overall, and parts of the trail are improved and maintained. However, we will also be walking over rough natural lava.

Hikers should be prepared for very hot conditions and little or no shade. Each person must carry at least 2 liters of water (no exceptions). Also recommended are sturdy boots, sun protection, lunch, and a hiking stick. As with all Kona Hiking Club hikes held in odd-numbered months, this hike may be somewhat exploratory in nature and is intended for experienced hikers who are prepared for Kona’s heat.

You might want to plan for staying after the hike and to have a picnic or go snorkeling.

Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate, and there is no charge. Kailua-area carpoolers should meet at 6:45 a.m. and leave by 7:00 a.m. from Keauhou Shoppping Center. Please park well away from the businesses, in the makai corner of the lot across from Longs Drugs. A hike leader (Alice @ 938-1491) will be present at the carpool location. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs.

If you have any questions, please call 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 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!

Pu’u O’o Trail Horse & Foot Trail-April 21, 2012

puu-oo-horse-foot-trailThere will be a hike leader at carpool location but meeting time/leaving time will be 7:00/7:15 promptly. For info call Kathleen @ 557-9246.

On Saturday, April 21, the Kona Hiking Club will hike Pu’u O’o Trail Horse & Foot Trail off Saddle Road. This long, moderately challenging hike will take approximately 6 hours. The hike is a total of about eight miles. The rocky trail is fairly level overall, with many short up and down segments as it travels through old pahoehoe and a’a lava fields, interspersed with forested kipuka. Wet, chilly, or foggy conditions may be encountered as the elevation is 5,800 feet. There is bonus ~2 mile hike to a special location that interested hikers must call hike leader for details and info on proper gear.

Pu’u O’o Horse & Foot Trail is a historic cattle drive trail across the eastern saddle, just west of, and parallel to, Kulani Powerline Road. It begins at the eastern end of Kipuka ‘Ainahou, and intersects Powerline Road after 4 miles in the last kipuka near the edge of the 1984 lava flow, before diverging again.. The trail crosses a wide variety of saddle habitats, in which you can find nearly every remaining species of the endemic forest bird on the island – only the palila is absent. We will be entering a hunting area – it is important to stay on the road/trail and dress appropriately in bright, colorful clothes. Despite what the hunting information signs say, there is frequent gunfire from this area ALL days of the week, ALL year long.

Kailua-area carpoolers may meet at 7:00 a.m. and leave by 7:15 a.m. from Lanihau Center. Please park well away from the businesses, in the corner of the parking lot near Buns in the Sun. The hike will start at 9 a.m. at the Pu’u O’o trailhead, located between mile markers 22 and 23 on the Saddle Road. The gravel parking area is right on the edge of Saddle Road near the 22.5 mile point, and is marked with the signs shown here. Visitors as well as residents are welcome to participate. There is no charge, but carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs.

Hikers should wear colorful attire and hiking boots. Bring water (2 quarts), sun protection, and lunch or snacks. You may also want to bring binoculars (for possible native bird viewing) and hiking sticks.

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 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!

Puako Boat Ramp north to Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Area-March 17, 2012

puako-puukoholaKona Hiking Club Hikes Puako Coast

Please check back for updates and more info before the hike.

The Kona Hiking Club will hike part of the Ala Kahakai Trail along the coast from Puako Boat Ramp north to Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Area on Saturday, March 17.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail: http://www.nps.gov/alka/parkmgmt/upload/ALKA_CMP_low-resolution.pdf

The hike will be approximately 4 miles in length one way. Although the hike is considered moderately easy, we will be hiking at relatively low tide over wet coral/lava and across some exposed red dirt jeep trails.

Remember to watch for whales.

Hikers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Area parking lot. Take the Spencer Beach Park Road off Kawaihae Road and take the second right into the parking area. Alternate parking is at Spencer Beach Park, but meeting place is at Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Area parking lot.

This will be a one way hike so be prepared to offer to be a carpool vehicle or transfer to another car to get to the Puako trailhead. Mahalo.

Hikers should be prepared for both hot and/or windy conditions. Each person should carry 1-2 liters of water. Also recommended are sturdy boots, sun protection, lunch, and a hiking stick. For those interested in swimming at Spencer Park remember to bring your swim gear. For more information on hikes and other activities go to www.konahikingclub.com. You may even see one of your hike photos displayed there!

Participants desiring to carpool from Kailua-Kona may meet at 7:00 a.m. at Lanihau Center, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun, but well away from the businesses. A KHC leader/representative may or may not be present. Be prepared to organize your own carpool. Carpoolers are encouraged to chip-in for gasoline.

For more information about the hike, call 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 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!