Sunday Walk in the Park
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – Hiking Kilauea Iki, Led by volcanologist Cheryl Gansecki.
This monthly program, held on second Sundays, is aimed at bringing together the members of the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to explore the park’s beautiful trails.
Led by Cheryl Gansecki, this month’s four-mile hike will explore Kilauea Iki Crater. Participants should bring a bag lunch for a rest stop along the walk.
Kilauea Iki Trail begins on the crater’s forested rim. The trail descends 400 feet through the rain forest, with native birds flitting through the canopy, onto the crater floor. Hikers cross the still-steaming crater, past the gaping throat of the vent that built Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone, and ascend the far rim. Of interest on the hike are forest plants, birds, insects, the 1959 lava lake, steam vents, and cinder and spatter cones.
This hike, rated moderately difficult, traverses pahoehoe lava and forested trails. Participants should be prepared for the 4,000’ elevation as well as for variable weather conditions, including sunny, windy, chilly, and/or rainy.
The walk is free to Friends members (though non-members are welcome to join the non-profit Friends group in order to attend). Park entrance fees apply. To register, contact Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-7373 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be a moderately strenuous hike of about 4.5 miles roundtrip. Participants should be prepared for the base 4,000’ elevation as well as for variable weather conditions, including sunny, windy, chilly, and/or rainy.
|10:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|FREE to Friends' Members|