Huaka’i

Laupāhoehoe Area Sites – North Hilo

Led by Dr. Peter Mills

This huakaʻi will be in the North Hilo district stopping at different sites along the way and learning about post and pre contact stories. Some of the places we’ll visit include the Oʻokala lithic scatter, historical sites near the forest reserve boundary, and the Laupāhoehoe Train Station.

LOCATION:

Meet at the ʻImiloa Parking lot at UH Hilo at 9:00am

TIME:

9:00am – 2:45pm

COSTS:

$5 Train Museum entrance fee

TRANSPORTATION:

Dependent on the need, some transportation may be provided.

FORMS:

Waiver of liability forms will need to be filled out for the plantation camp site.

 ITEMS TO BRING:

Hiking clothes, covered shoes, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and lunch.

 CONTACT TO REGISTER:

Peter Mills – millsp@hawaii.edu

 

 

Umi-a-līloa Birthplace Corridor – Kealakaha to Koholālele, Hāmākua

Led by Noʻeau Peralto

 

This huakaʻi will be on the ʻāina associated with ʻUmi-a-līloa’s birth. It will begin in Koholālele, and traverse towards Kealakaha, where ʻUmi was born. We will return to Koholālele for lunch and do some light work in Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili’s community garden.

MEETING LOCATION:

Meet at the Paʻauilo Store parkling lot off of Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 19) at 9:45am

TIME:

9:45am-1:00pm

GROUP LIMIT:

Open to the first 12 people who register.

COSTS:

None

TRANSPORTATION:

Only 2 or 3 vehicles are allowed, so carpooling is a must.

FORMS:

TBD

ITEMS TO BRING:

Water, sunscreen, covered, hiking pants, hat, bug spray, work gloves, lunch, and snacks.

CONTACT TO REGISTER:

Noʻeau Peralto – leon.peralto@gmail.com

 

Keaukaha Coastline – Waiākea Ahupuaʻa, Hilo

Led by Halena Kapuni-Reynoldsn and Dr. Kathy Kawelu

 

Keaukaha ʻĀina Hoʻopulapula: Keaukaha is the second oldest Hawaiian homestead community established under the Hawaiian Homelands Commission Act in 1924.  Located Southeast of Hilo Town, Keaukaha was famed for its lush hala groves and rich marine resources.  This huakaʻi introduces malihini, visitors to our community, to the various wahi pana or named places that are scattered along the coastline.  Each wahi pana that can be found along Keaukaha’s rocky coastline and has a unique history that continues to enrich Keaukaha’s written and oral histories.

MEETING LOCATION:

Meet at Puhi Bay (across from Kamehameha Hall) on Kalanianaole Ave. in Keaukaha at 9:00am

TIME:

9:00am – 12:00pm

GROUP LIMIT:

Open to the first 20 people who register.

COSTS:

None

TRANSPORTATION:

Please bring your own transportation. If there is a need for transportation, please contact Uʻilani Macabio at Macabio@hawaii.edu

ITEMS TO BRING:

Please wear clothes fit for trekking through a rugged coastline. Shoes or tabis are preferred. It is important to note that the walk is along the coast and some areas may be slippery. Please pack water, and sunscreen, with snacks if need.

CONTACT TO REGISTER:

Halena Kapuni-Reynolds – halenakaprey@gmail.com

 

 

Keʻaumuku Archaeological Sites, Pohakuloa

Led by Dr. Julie Taomia

 

The Keʻaumuku Sheep Station is an archaeological site from Hawaiʻi’s ranching period and was used from the mid-19th century until the 1960s, when Parker Ranch closed it down and moved the remaining buildings to Waimea. Since the US Army purchased the parcel from Parker Ranch in the early 2000s, the PTA Cultural Resources Staff have been managing the site. We will tour the site and discuss the protective measures that have been put in place around it.

MEETING LOCATION:

Meet at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) Headquarters parking lot at 9:30am.

*Directions: Coming from Hilo, drive pass Mauna Kea Park. The PTA gate will be on the left across Saddle Road from the three water tanks on the slope of Mauna Kea. Participants will need to have valid government issued ID, and all vehicles should have current insurance, registration and safety check. Show ID, drive straight toward Mauna Loa to the parking lot in front of you. PTA staff will meet participants there.

TIME:

9:30am – 1:30pm

COSTS:

None

TRANSPORTATION:

Dependent on the need, some transportation may be provided.

PTA staff will provide transportation for the huakaʻi after arrival at PTA.

FORMS:

Forms will need to be signed at PTA Headquarter.

ITEMS TO BRING:

Participants will need to have valid government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, State ID), and all vehicles should have current insurance, registration and safety check.

Hiking clothes, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, lunch, and snacks. Recommend long pants and layers (it could be cold in the morning but should warm up by late morning).

CONTACT TO REGISTER:

Julie Taomia –  Julie.m.taomia.civ@mail.mil