NPS Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Tour – August 3, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Puapo‘o Lava Tube is almost as large and open as Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). Hikers will need to climb down a 15 foot (4.6 m) ladder into the tube, scramble over large, loose and slippery rocks and walk over uneven terrain with minimal light while in the lava tube. Hikers will also need to walk in a crouched position for about 25 feet (8 m) under a low, 4-foot (1.2 m) ceiling. The tube exit requires a fairly difficult climb/scramble up a pile of boulders.

This NPS tour is approximately 2 – 3 hours in duration.  For an in-depth (all day) exploration that includes lunch, commemorative coin and Certificate of Completion, check out our Wild Caves Exploration Institute brought to you by the Hawai’i Volcanoes Institute.

WHAT TO BRING:

Required items:

  1. Long pants – No shorts or Capris will be allowed
  2. Hiking boots or completely enclosed shoes – No sandals or open-toe shoes will be allowed
  3. Water – 1 to 2 quarts/person
  4. Flashlights

Notes: You will be turned away if you are missing any of the above items. There is nowhere within 30 miles of the park to acquire longs pants and hiking boots. Refunds will not be given due to missing items listed above.

Optional, but highly recommended items:

  1. Lightweight rain jacket – we will be hiking through the rainforest.
  2. Long sleeved shirt – Pua Po‘o may be wet and cold
  3. Camera – no tripods or selfie sticks will be allowed
  4. Snacks

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  1. Helmets
  2. Gloves
  3. Headlamps

WHERE TO MEET:

All visitors will be required to park at the Kīlauea Iki Overlook and walk 0.5 miles to Nāhuku by the start of the program. This is to alleviate parking congestion at Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Note: Only visitors with confirmed paid reservations will be allowed to go on the hike. Entry into this cave is by reservation only

Visit Puapo‘o Lava Tube Tour page for full details

JULY 4, 2016 SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

Please join us for the Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s JULY 4 FUNDRAISER.  Shop and support the Friends at the same time.  Want to finish your Christmas shopping early?  Looking for that perfect gift?

The auction is held inside the Cooper Center’s main hall in Volcano Village on Wright Road.

Auction items include two seats on the Circle of Fire & Waterfalls tour provided by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Body Glove adventures, one and two night accommodations at many area B&B’s and hotels including a 2 night stay at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Volcano Lodge, Rainforest Retreat and more.  Yoga and Acupuncture, gift baskets full of goodies, a membership to Imiloa and many other wonderful items.    There are also retail gift certificates for Kilauea Lodge, Punalu’u Bake Shop, Mauna Lani Bay Terrace Sandy Crab Feast, among others.  Original art, photography, prints, jewelry, crafts, books, CDs, pottery, plants, and more make up the diverse array of goods and services up for bid.

Join us for this fun family event, as there is bound to be an item for everyone. The proceeds benefit Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
LET’S CELEBRATE July 4 and our beloved Park!

Forest Restoration Project – November 18, 2016

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting a FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, November 18, 2016.

PROJECT DETAILS COMING SOON.

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!

Mark Johnson, Patty Kupchak & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

MAHALO FOR SUPPORTING our FOREST RESTORATION PROJECTS!

Forest Restoration Project – October 14, 2016

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting a FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, October 14, 2016.

PROJECT DETAILS COMING SOON.

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!

Mark Johnson, Patty Kupchak & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

P.S. Please save the date for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2016:

November 18, Friday

Forest Restoration Project – September 16, 2016

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting a FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, September 16, 2016.

PROJECT DETAILS COMING SOON.

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!

Mark Johnson, Patty Kupchak & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

P.S. Please save the date for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2016:

October 14, Friday
November 18, Friday

Forest Restoration Project – July 22, 2016

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, July 22nd, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

This month we will be doing invasive Faya tree removal in an area new to us. The area is a nice Ohia woodland, growing on a pahoehoe lava flow. We will also learn about the park’s native forest restoration program.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven ground.  Sturdy walking shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions (be prepared for sun or rain with a hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.) plus drinking water and lunch. 

Also imperative is scrubbing the soles of one’s shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt/soil and invasive species aren’t tracked in. Clothing, tools, and gloves, etc. should be clean before entering the park to protect against seeds, Rapid Ohia Death fungus and other invasives.

Our goal is a crew of 14 people, and pre-registration is required.  All participants will need to sign a Friends release form and a park volunteer form. For those under 18, an adult will need to co-sign.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mark Johnson at forest@fhvnp.org or (808) 961-5012 by Monday evening July 18th. Please include your first & last name(s), email address(s) and a phone number where we can reach you at the last minute in case of cancellation.

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!

Mark Johnson, Patty Kupchak & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

P.S. Please save the date for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2016:

August 27 (no project—HVNP cultural festival and BioBlitz)
September 16, Friday
October 14, Friday
November 18, Friday

NPS Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Tour – July 23, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Puapo‘o Lava Tube is almost as large and open as Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). Hikers will need to climb down a 15 foot (4.6 m) ladder into the tube, scramble over large, loose and slippery rocks and walk over uneven terrain with minimal light while in the lava tube. Hikers will also need to walk in a crouched position for about 25 feet (8 m) under a low, 4-foot (1.2 m) ceiling. The tube exit requires a fairly difficult climb/scramble up a pile of boulders.

This NPS tour is approximately 2 – 3 hours in duration.  For an in-depth (all day) exploration that includes lunch, commemorative coin and Certificate of Completion, check out our Wild Caves Exploration Institute brought to you by the Hawai’i Volcanoes Institute.

WHAT TO BRING:

Required items:

  1. Long pants – No shorts or Capris will be allowed
  2. Hiking boots or completely enclosed shoes – No sandals or open-toe shoes will be allowed
  3. Water – 1 to 2 quarts/person
  4. Flashlights

Notes: You will be turned away if you are missing any of the above items. There is nowhere within 30 miles of the park to acquire longs pants and hiking boots. Refunds will not be given due to missing items listed above.

Optional, but highly recommended items:

  1. Lightweight rain jacket – we will be hiking through the rainforest.
  2. Long sleeved shirt – Pua Po‘o may be wet and cold
  3. Camera – no tripods or selfie sticks will be allowed
  4. Snacks

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  1. Helmets
  2. Gloves
  3. Headlamps

WHERE TO MEET:

All visitors will be required to park at the Kīlauea Iki Overlook and walk 0.5 miles to Nāhuku by the start of the program. This is to alleviate parking congestion at Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Note: Only visitors with confirmed paid reservations will be allowed to go on the hike. Entry into this cave is by reservation only

Visit Puapo‘o Lava Tube Tour page for full details

NPS Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Tour – July 6, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Puapo‘o Lava Tube is almost as large and open as Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). Hikers will need to climb down a 15 foot (4.6 m) ladder into the tube, scramble over large, loose and slippery rocks and walk over uneven terrain with minimal light while in the lava tube. Hikers will also need to walk in a crouched position for about 25 feet (8 m) under a low, 4-foot (1.2 m) ceiling. The tube exit requires a fairly difficult climb/scramble up a pile of boulders.

This NPS tour is approximately 2 – 3 hours in duration.  For an in-depth (all day) exploration that includes lunch, commemorative coin and Certificate of Completion, check out our Wild Caves Exploration Institute brought to you by the Hawai’i Volcanoes Institute.

WHAT TO BRING:

Required items:

  1. Long pants – No shorts or Capris will be allowed
  2. Hiking boots or completely enclosed shoes – No sandals or open-toe shoes will be allowed
  3. Water – 1 to 2 quarts/person
  4. Flashlights

Notes: You will be turned away if you are missing any of the above items. There is nowhere within 30 miles of the park to acquire longs pants and hiking boots. Refunds will not be given due to missing items listed above.

Optional, but highly recommended items:

  1. Lightweight rain jacket – we will be hiking through the rainforest.
  2. Long sleeved shirt – Pua Po‘o may be wet and cold
  3. Camera – no tripods or selfie sticks will be allowed
  4. Snacks

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  1. Helmets
  2. Gloves
  3. Headlamps

WHERE TO MEET:

All visitors will be required to park at the Kīlauea Iki Overlook and walk 0.5 miles to Nāhuku by the start of the program. This is to alleviate parking congestion at Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Note: Only visitors with confirmed paid reservations will be allowed to go on the hike. Entry into this cave is by reservation only

Visit Puapo‘o Lava Tube Tour page for full details

NPS Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Tour – June 18, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Puapo‘o Lava Tube is almost as large and open as Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). Hikers will need to climb down a 15 foot (4.6 m) ladder into the tube, scramble over large, loose and slippery rocks and walk over uneven terrain with minimal light while in the lava tube. Hikers will also need to walk in a crouched position for about 25 feet (8 m) under a low, 4-foot (1.2 m) ceiling. The tube exit requires a fairly difficult climb/scramble up a pile of boulders.

This NPS tour is approximately 2 – 3 hours in duration.  For an in-depth (all day) exploration that includes lunch, commemorative coin and Certificate of Completion, check out our Wild Caves Exploration Institute brought to you by the Hawai’i Volcanoes Institute.

WHAT TO BRING:

Required items:

  1. Long pants – No shorts or Capris will be allowed
  2. Hiking boots or completely enclosed shoes – No sandals or open-toe shoes will be allowed
  3. Water – 1 to 2 quarts/person
  4. Flashlights

Notes: You will be turned away if you are missing any of the above items. There is nowhere within 30 miles of the park to acquire longs pants and hiking boots. Refunds will not be given due to missing items listed above.

Optional, but highly recommended items:

  1. Lightweight rain jacket – we will be hiking through the rainforest.
  2. Long sleeved shirt – Pua Po‘o may be wet and cold
  3. Camera – no tripods or selfie sticks will be allowed
  4. Snacks

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  1. Helmets
  2. Gloves
  3. Headlamps

WHERE TO MEET:

All visitors will be required to park at the Kīlauea Iki Overlook and walk 0.5 miles to Nāhuku by the start of the program. This is to alleviate parking congestion at Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Note: Only visitors with confirmed paid reservations will be allowed to go on the hike. Entry into this cave is by reservation only

Visit Puapo‘o Lava Tube Tour page for full details

NPS Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Tour – June 1, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Puapo‘o Lava Tube is almost as large and open as Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). Hikers will need to climb down a 15 foot (4.6 m) ladder into the tube, scramble over large, loose and slippery rocks and walk over uneven terrain with minimal light while in the lava tube. Hikers will also need to walk in a crouched position for about 25 feet (8 m) under a low, 4-foot (1.2 m) ceiling. The tube exit requires a fairly difficult climb/scramble up a pile of boulders.

This NPS tour is approximately 2 – 3 hours in duration.  For an in-depth (all day) exploration that includes lunch, commemorative coin and Certificate of Completion, check out our Wild Caves Exploration Institute brought to you by the Hawai’i Volcanoes Institute.

WHAT TO BRING:

Required items:

  1. Long pants – No shorts or Capris will be allowed
  2. Hiking boots or completely enclosed shoes – No sandals or open-toe shoes will be allowed
  3. Water – 1 to 2 quarts/person
  4. Flashlights

Notes: You will be turned away if you are missing any of the above items. There is nowhere within 30 miles of the park to acquire longs pants and hiking boots. Refunds will not be given due to missing items listed above.

Optional, but highly recommended items:

  1. Lightweight rain jacket – we will be hiking through the rainforest.
  2. Long sleeved shirt – Pua Po‘o may be wet and cold
  3. Camera – no tripods or selfie sticks will be allowed
  4. Snacks

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  1. Helmets
  2. Gloves
  3. Headlamps

WHERE TO MEET:

All visitors will be required to park at the Kīlauea Iki Overlook and walk 0.5 miles to Nāhuku by the start of the program. This is to alleviate parking congestion at Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Note: Only visitors with confirmed paid reservations will be allowed to go on the hike. Entry into this cave is by reservation only

Visit Puapo‘o Lava Tube Tour page for full details