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october, 2019

sun13oct10:00 am12:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - OCTOBER 13, 2019Keanakākoʻi10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Event Organized By: FHVNP Regular Events:Institute,Sunday Walk in the Park

Keanakākoʻi

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Registration

All attendees must be a current Friends Member. If you are not a member, you may register at checkout

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Event Details

This monthly program 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.

Join us for an exploration of Keanakākoʻi crater.  Walk through native forest and take in the breathtaking views.  Keanakākoʻi, meaning “cave of the adzes”, likely formed during the 1400s, during Kīlauea’s great summit collapses. Until 1877, Hawaiian kahuna kākoʻi (carving experts) sought the crater’s superior and rare basaltic rock for making koʻi, or adze heads. Bound to a sturdy ʻau koʻi (wooden handle), this valuable tool was used to carve vital objects like canoes and houses. But the famous adze quarry was covered by lava, first in 1877, then again during the fissure eruption in July 1974. Today, the crater floor is 115 feet deep.

This event is presented by the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Program cost is FREE for Friends members.  Non-members are welcome to join the Friends in order to attend.  And, of course, additional donations are always accepted.  Park entrance fees apply.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Organizer

FHVNPemail admin@fhvnp.org, or call (808)-985-7373

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