June 22, 2017

Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay-February 11, 2012

img_1171832905_15066_1299025542_mod_384_256On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the Kona Hiking Club will visit the Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay. The hike is about 4 mi. roundtrip 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 liters of water per person.

There will be a bonus hike through a very long, dark lava tube for those who wish to enjoy an additional adventure on the journey back up the hill to the trailhead. Those wishing to participate must wear long pants, headlight/flashlight and strong protective headcovering such as a thick baseball cap.

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. Be prepared to organize your own carpool, if necessary. 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!

Old Airport to Honokohau Harbor-January 21, 2012

old-a-honkohau-harborOn Saturday, January 21, 2012, the Kona Hiking Club will hike one way along the Kona shoreline from the Old Airport to the Honokohau Harbor. The hike covers about 3.5 miles of rough, but very interesting and unique terrain. A swim and picnic lunch will be possible at the completion of the hike or join us at Bite Me Fish Market Bar & Grill. They have great fish tacos. Also, there will be an option to swim/snorkel in Pawai Bay along the trail.

 

 

 

 

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate in this outing and there is no charge. Hikers will meet and park at the south side of Honokohau Harbor at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to the the Old Airport to start the one way hike. The trail is over rough lava, so wear good hiking shoes. Hiking sticks are recommended. Hikers need to be prepared for potentially hot, sunny weather, so carry at least two liters of water per person and use sun protection. It’s whale season, so you might want to bring binoculars, too.

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!

Kona Hiking Club’s Annual New Year’s Day Potluck 2012

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 potluck brunch. Bring your favorite dishes. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

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WHEN/WHERE:
Sunday, 1/1/12, 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 to Pawai Bay begins promptly at 9 a.m. We plan to be back at the pavilion at 10:00. Bring appropriate closed toe shoes for the hike. This is a great place to snorkel, so consider allowing time to hike back after lunch for some snorkeling.

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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 pupu or breakfast or lunch dish to share.

AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING:
Your beverage of choice in whatever quantity you plan to drink. Alcohol is permitted.

A serving spoon/fork for your potluck item.

We can always use a few extra table cloths to cover the picnic tables.

You may want to bring a folding chair, as seating at the picnic tables may be in short supply.

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

 

 HELP US OUT:

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,

Kathleen

KHC

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!