Huaka‘i

Huaka‘i Information

Wahi Pana of Hīlea, Ka‘ū

Led by Matthew Clark

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Experience the Wahi Pana of Hīlea, Ka‘ū. Explore the sites of Hīlea Ahupua‘a from the old village on the shore of Kāwā Bay to the native forests of the Kaiholena Nature Preserve, walk the ancient trails, and learn from community members who are working to steward these storied places.

Max participants: 25

Time: 9am to 3pm

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch

Cost: none

Additional Information: Meet at Shipman Park in Kea‘au at 9am (about 15 minutes from the Hilo Airport). We will carpool from there to the site. Be prepared for hiking in the hot sun. Bring comfortable (hiking) shoes, hat, water, sunscreen, and camera.

To register, contact Matthew Clark directly at mclark@asmaffiliates.com

 

Keanakolu Road, Humu‘ula

Led by Benjamin Barna, Ph.D.

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Come explore East Hawai‘i’s ranching heritage with a guided tour of Keanakolu Road. We will visit the sites of several nineteenth and twentieth-century paniolo and bullock-hunter sites including the Humu‘ula Sheep Station, Keanakolu, and the infamous Kaluakauka, where the Botanist David Douglass met his untimely (and mysterious) death.

Max participants: 14

Time: 9am to 4pm

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch

Cost: A $5 to $10 donation to cover fuel cost would be much appreciated

Additional Information: Meet at ASM’s Hilo Office (507-A East Lanikaula St.) at 9am. We will load into the 15-passenger van and depart from the ASM’s office. Dress for chilly, potentially misty and damp weather.  Bring lunch and/or snacks. We will provide water.

To register, contact Ben Barna directly at bbarna@asmaffiliates.com

 

Hā‘ena, Kea‘au

Led by Tom English

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We visit Hāʻena, according to East Hawaiʻi traditions, where the first hula was danced by Hiʻiaka and Hōpoe.  Site of Shipman Estate beach home, and the large pond, Keaʻauloa.

Max participants: 20

Time: 10:30am to 3pm

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch

Cost: Donations welcomed

Additional Information: Meet at Basically Books  (1672 Kamehameha Ave.) at 10:15am . We will load into vans. Bring lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, and a camera.

To register, contact Bobby Camara directly at kuabay@hawaiiantel.net

 

Mauna Kea, Ka‘ohe

Led by Hawai’i Forest and Trail

Four-wheel drive van will explore regions on Mauna Kea, particularly sites related to archaeology and Hawaiian culture.

Max participants: 10

Time: 8:30am to 3pm

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch

Cost: Donations welcomed

Additional Information: Meet at Basically Books (1672 Kamehameha Ave.) at 8am. We will load into vans. Bring lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, and a camera.

To register, contact Bobby Camara directly at kuabay@hawaiiantel.net