Alan Okinaka

“Often, when I hike a trail in Hawai‘i Volcanoes, I find myself staring endlessly into a quiet crater, up into a tree trying to find that elusive ‘i‘iwi, or marveling at the shades of light created by the grand hapu‘u fern.  When I leave the park, I collect my thoughts for the day and I am reminded again of the importance of the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  In a small way, we provide a link to the future by helping to preserve my wonderful experiences on the trail for others to follow and enjoy as part of their lives.”