April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road
During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »
- Location: Kīlauea Visitor Center Fee Information: Event is free - Park entrance fees apply Contact Name: Adrian Boone Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-985-6172
Come help out the park and the 'aina (land) by cutting invasive Kahili ginger (Heydechium gardnerianum) on park trails. Loppers and gloves are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and close toed shoes. Work is often in the shade of the forest with sweet sounds of native honey creepers like 'apapane, 'amakihi and 'ōma'o above to serenade as you work. Water, snacks, rain gear and sun protection are recommended.
This project is open to the public and no reservations are required. Interested people can stop by Kīlauea Visitor Center to get directions and more information. The hike is around a one mile, moderate round trip into Kīlauea caldera down the Halem'auma'u trail, leaving from Kīlauea Visitor Center. The hike involves walking over rough uneven terrain on a dirt and rock path, with up to a 400' elevation change.
Contact Adrian Boone for more information at 808-985-6172 or email.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon