Outdoors


 TODAY, Jan. 12 

LUNCH WITH 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 registration required. 

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

SUNDAY, Jan. 13 

PEOPLE, LAND OF KAHUKU 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 

Details: Ranger-led two-mile, three-hour moderate hike; see pastures, quarry, airstrip, 1868 lava fields. Learn about earliest Hawaiians to today. Walk in native forest, hear about earthquakes, eruptions, park plans to restore native ecosystems, cultural sites. Also Jan. 20, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 10, March 24. 

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

COMING 

PALM TRAIL HIKE 

Where: HVNP Kahuku Unit 

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Relatively easy guided 2.6-mile loop over scenic pasture along ancient cinder cone with panoramic views. See relics of ranching era, sections of remnant native forest, 1868 volcanic features. Also Feb. 10, March 16. Drive through gate, meet at visitor contact tent. Bring water. No advance registration. 

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

 

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