Outdoors


 TODAY, Jan. 5 

WALKING IN THE WILD MEDITATION 

Where: ‘Iole, historic Bond Homestead, Kapaau 

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 5 

Details: Gavin Harrison leads easy, silent hike on first Saturday of each month. Meditation concludes with a few minutes of silence together followed by refreshments. $10-$15. 

Contact: info@iolehawaii. com or 889-5151 

COMING 

ONOMEA BAY EARLY MORNING HIKE 

Where: Onomea Scenic Route 

When: Jan. 12 

Details: Explore a coastal tropical rainforest and along a scenic shoreline with waterfalls and streams. Expect to get feet wet crossing streams. Distance of less than 2 miles for this Sierra Club hike. Call to sign up. 

Contact: Michael or Sunny LaPlante, 964-5017 

LUNCH WITH AT RANGER AT KAHUKU 

Where: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kahuku Unit, Kahuku gate, mauka of Highway 11 at 70.5 mile marker 

When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 

Details: Bring a bag lunch and join Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers in an open discussion on topics ranging from land management and conservation issues to environmental and cultural history. Meet at activities board for the location and topic of the day. Enter Kahuku gate. No advance registration required. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_ interpretation@nps.gov 

PEOPLE AND LAND OF KAHUKU 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 

Details: Two-mile, three-hour moderate hike explores pastures, quarry, airstrip and 1868 lava fields. Rangers explain how people lived here, from earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in emerging native forest, hear history of violent earthquakes and eruptions and the residents who survived them. Learn how National Park Service plans to restore and protect native ecosystems and cultural sites. Also on Jan. 20, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 10, March 24. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_ interpretation@nps.gov

 

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