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  • Multiple Days: 04/14/2013, 04/21/2013, 05/05/2013, 05/19/2013, 06/02/2013, 06/08/2013, 06/29/2013

    Location: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit - Hwy 11 near mile marker 70.5 Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Fee Information: Free event Contact Name: Division of Interpretation Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-985-6011

People and Land of Kahuku is a two-mile, three-hour expedition that explores the pastures, a quarry, an airstrip, and the 1868 lava fields of Kahuku. Rangers explain how people lived on the vast Kahuku lands, from the earliest Hawaiians through today. Walk in emerging native forest, hear about Kahuku's history of violent earthquakes and eruptions and the residents who survived them, and find out how Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park plans to restore and protect the native ecosystem and cultural sites. To get there, drive through the Kahuku gate located on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Park and meet at the visitor contact tent, near the ranch buildings. Boots, raingear, long pants plus water and a snack are recommended. No advance registration required.