November 24, 2017

Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay-February 16, 2013

capt-cook-markerOn Saturday, February 16, 2013, 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 for those who wish to enjoy an additional adventure on the journey back up the hill to the trailhead. Those wishing to participate must contact KHC for more info.

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. A hike leader or rep will be present at each carpool location. 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. Contact Alice at 322-6481 or 938-1491. 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. Contact Kathleen at # below. The Center is located on Mamalahoa Hwy. at the intersection of Kiloa Rd. between the 110 and 109 mile markers. 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!

Lapakahi State Historical Park to Kapa`a Park-January 19, 2013

kapaaThe Kona Hiking Club will walk along the shoreline on the Ala Kahakai National Historical Trail on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Kohala area. This hike will be about 4 miles roundtrip near shoreline with minimal elevation change but sometimes challenging terrain due to some rocky areas and kiawe forest.

 

Swimming/snorkeling (weather permitting) will be available at Mahukona in the middle of the hike if desired. Hot, dry, and windy conditions are common here.

We will be hiking from the old Hawaiian fishing village of Lapakahi to Kapa`a and return to Lapakahi. Participants are requested to wear appropriate hiking shoes and carry two liters of water. Hiking sticks are advised for the sections over loose rock. 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 Lapakahi State Historical Park upon return.

Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate. Kailua-area carpoolers should meet at 7:30 a.m. and leave by 7:45 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 Lapakahi State Historical Park (near mile marker 14 on Highway 270-Akoni Pule Hwy).

For more information, including detailed directions, call Kathleen @ 557-9246.

For more hiking area information follow these links:

http://www.hawaiigaga.com/big-island/beaches/mahukona-beach-park.aspx

http://www.to-hawaii.com/big-island/beaches/kapaabeachpark.php

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/hawaii/Index.cfm?park_id=50

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/pl-n-kohala-map3
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’s Annual New Year’s Day Potluck 2013

pawaii-bayAloha! 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.

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, 1/1/13, 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 or Kailua Bay (by majority vote)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.

Pawai Bay 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.

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!