Volunteers continue work on Kalalau Trail

  • Mark Hubbard / Special to The Garden Island

    Saturday’s trail-clearing efforts on the Kalalau Trail exposed the original rock wall by Windy Point.

  • Mark Hubbard / Special to The Garden Island

    The volunteer trail-clearing team, from left Clayton Egan, Gary Hofacker, Thorne Silverberg, Bill Newton, LaVerne Bishop, Frank Whitman, Ariel Bishop and Sito Krakauer take time out at the trail head of the Kalalau Trail in Ha‘ena Saturday.

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.

  1. nobody October 12, 2020 5:29 am Reply

    Mark and all the others, thank you again for taking care of Kauai.

  2. Kauaidoug October 14, 2020 8:54 am Reply

    Yes, a big mahalo!

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