HA‘ENA — While the pandemic has lessened the number of volunteers helping to keep the first two miles of the Kalalau Trail clear for hikers, Mark Hubbard and a few other faithful Kaua‘i residents are still hard at work, clearing fallen branches and fortifying the trail on a regular basis.
Saturday, The Friends of the Kalalau Trail convened a crew of seven to do some caretaking, and spent the day cutting brush and removing accumulated lauhala leaves from the first two miles of the trail.
“The trail (first two miles) is in quite good shape,” Hubbard said in a statement about the work day. “Due to the dry weather, we even exposed the nice original rock wall by Windy Point.”
To join the volunteer effort to keep the first two miles of the trail clear for hiking, contact Hubbard, who is the volunteer coordinator, at 639-4746. All volunteers must complete a liability release, and other pandemic-related restrictions may also be in place.