Jeep Trip to the Ahupuaa of Waiohinu in Kau
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:30a.m.-3p.m., check in is at 7:00a.m.
Kau kamaaina John Replogle of The Nature Conservancy and Naturalist Bobby Camara will lead us on a visit to very remote places on the south east coast of the island of Hawaii that are accessible only by foot, boat, or 4-wheel drive. Starting from Waiohinu Park at 7:30a.m. (check in is at 7p.m.), outside of Naalehu, the places of interest we’ll be visiting along our journey are Kii, Kamilo, and Kaalualu. We will be exploring impressive geologic features, rare botanical eco-systems and discussing and examining jetsam, oceanic trash brought to the shores of Kamilo by patterns of currents. This is where native Hawaiians would go to find large logs drifted ashore from the Pacific Northwest they used for building canoes. At Kamilo we will enjoy lunch, have time for beachcombing, and an opportunity to kokua and malama with beach clean up. On our return we will travel up Kaalualu Road, then to the South Point Road intersection, where Kona residents can return home. Those carpooling will return to Waiohinu Park.
The cost for this jeep trip is $95 ($115 after May 22). Click here to reserve your spot. As with all of our jeep trips, you must be a current KHS member to attend. Joining is easy! Just click here if you would like to join or renew your membership. To join this trip you must also download and send in a waiver form no later than Monday, May 22. A high-clearance, 4WD vehicle and driving ability is required for this trip. If you don’t have 4WD but would like to attend we may be able to accommodate you by helping to set up carpooling opportunities with other participants. Be sure to bring drinks, lunch, covered shoes, gloves (optional for beach cleanup), folding chair or beach mat and sun protection. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to sign up by phone: 808-323-3222. This trip is limited and tends to fill up so reserve your spot today!