Two Down and a Couple Dozen More to Go

Yesterday’s Google Trekker mission took us to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. KAHO, as it’s known in NPS acronym jargon, is a real jewel amidst the developed setting of North Kona. Bordered by Honokohau Harbor to the south, the busy Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. and Kaloko Light Industrial to the east, the new Shores at Kohonaiki golf Read more …

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Trekker Trail #1 in the Bag

Sunday we finally got out with the Google Trekker and collected data!  Our first Trekker outing was to to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park.  We started from the Visitor Center then hiked the 1871 trail to the boundary of the park at Kiilae.  It was hot with the 43 pound pack but lots of Read more …

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Trip Report: Bloomin’ WiliWili

To most folks, wiliwili trees don’t look like much.  Most of the year, they look half dead with a sprinkling of leaves scattered atop an otherwise empty crown.  Thankfully, the good folks at the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative understand that Hawaii’s native wiliwili trees, Erythrina sandwicensis, along with other key trees, shrubs and plants that make Read more …

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The Coolest Backpack We’ve Ever Worn

Why is Rob Pacheco, Hawaii Forest & Trail president and founder, carrying a blue soccer ball on top of his backpack? Because he’s super excited about the World Cup next year! Nah, just kidding.  The truth is way cooler than the World Cup. Rob happens to be wearing the latest, greatest piece of hardware from the Read more …

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It’s Alive!: Our First Blog Post

Two Parts Passion One Part Inspiration Two Scoops of Knowledge about the Natural World Add Humor to Taste Whip All ingredients Together with a Heaping Measure of Reverence for Hawaii Nei What is this? It’s the recipe for our latest creation — the Hawaii Forest & Trail NatureBlog!  We’ve got some of the most enviable jobs in the world.  Read more …

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