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Trail Work/Maint. Announcements

November 09, 2021

To the Weekday Morning Menahune HURT 100 Trail Workers: 11-22-06

PJ is leading another work group into the woods. The workday will be 11-22, the day before Thanksgiving. We will meet at the back of Manoa and head up the trail at daybreak- 6:30 ish? I'll pin the time down when we get nearer to the day.

If that is an awful day for everyone, the only other day I have is Monday 11-20. Anyone planning on joining me, please let me know if Wednesday is ok. I need to know soon so I can plan on picking up our tools.

We will hike to nearly the top, and work down- similarly to what we did in Nuuanu. We'll work till about 11:00 or 11:30, if we hold up that long.

Please call me at 235-0577.  Thanks everybody!


October 23, 2021

TRAIL WORK on "Make a Difference Day"

A big Mahalo to all of you who replied to the recent request for trail work volunteers!
Just a short post with the particulars:
    1.  Date:  Saturday, 28 October 2021
    2.  Time:  0800
    3.  Meet:  At bottom of concrete road.  Parking topside will be tight, so in the interest of combining training w/work, some of you may elect to park below by the pumping station and run/hike up.  There is also parking at the bottom of Puu Ohia trail further up the road past concrete.
    4.  Bring:  Water, bug spray, sunscreen, lunch, etc.
    5.  Tools:  Arrangements have been made to pick up tools and return same to baseyard.  Tools will be delivered topside where we will meet (look for my red truck).
    6.  Scope of work:  After distribution of tools, we will hike up to the top of concrete road (still more training).  The day's plan is to break into groups, then work our way down from the old trex sign on Manoa Cliffs to the intersection of Kalawahine/Manoa Cliffs trails.  Work crews will concentrate on grading in deeply rutted sections of trail and grooming.  If we are fortunate to have enough help, we will dedicate one crew to repairing the badly eroded section just below our last major repair job.
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Please feel free to pass this message on to anyone you think may be interested in helping - my sincere apologies if I have inadvertently left someone off this post.
Would appreciate a definite reply from those planning to come by Wednesday, 25 October - need to bring enough tools for all.
Mahalo again!
cell: 265-2611

October 10, 2021

Trail Work: Don't Forget to Add These Dates to Your Calendar

Please don't forget to add these important dates announced earlier for trail work to your calendar: October 28 and December 2. Mike Garica will be organizing two work days as described in more detail here.

It is important that we have a good turnout of volunteers to help get the trails in shape for the HURT 100 in January. Mike will be posting more information soon.

Please plan on coming out to help.

September 28, 2021

Trail Work Update

On 9-26, the first HURT 100 trail maintenance group (the MMs) met in the dark, and the rain, at Jackass Ginger. We carried tools and backpacks at 6:10 am, across the raging Nuuanu Stream, up to the top of the switchbacks on Nuuanu Trail.Before

Aftre2 With Aaron's hoes,rakes, and picks, we hacked out slide areas to widen the trail, raked and raked little rubbly areas, cut a few drains to let water flow off the trail, cleared a blocked waterfall on the trail to let the water run free, raked a BIG rubbly area that consisted of about a two foot deep layer of baseball sized rocks, cut in a few steps, and trimmed a few overhanging rubbish plants over the trail. After5

We finished about 11:30, feeling a little dirty and trashed, but very satisfied about our accomplishment. Wish we had had a few minutes to run back up and down the trail to enjoy our handy work, but that will have to wait until our next trip to the trail. Chances are we'll have to go back and re-rake right before the race, but at least the trail will be a little safer during training for the 100.

Trail workers included: Mike M., Bozo, Carl Wooten, McAllaster,Cheryl and PJ.

September 20, 2021

To the Weekday Morning Menahune HURT100-M Trail Workers: 9-27-06

I'll be heading up the MMs (Morning Menahune) for occasional workdays, and coordinating the weekday trail work plans with Aaron. (Mike will be coordinating the heavier weekend workdays already scheduled).

By the way, I met Aaron this Monday to discuss our intended Nuuanu trail work, and he gave us some very good suggestions, including engineering instructions for some minor grading around the slide areas. I'll pass that on to you on the trail, and we will include that with our main efforts of rubble raking .

We are NOW formally scheduled for work on Wednesday morning, Sept.27.- We will meet and park on Nuuanu Pali Hwy, just below the "Y" where it splits off into Old Pali Rd., for a 6 am departure to the Jackass Ginger trail head. (Maybe we will see the LOST crew filming one of these days).

We will head towards the top of the switchbacks to target a few work areas, and work down from there in small groups.

Please bring gloves, LOTS of water, and a snack to sustain you through the morning. We won't work past 11:30 am.

I need a headcount please, no later than Monday, so I can pick up the tools from Aaron on Tuesday. Cheryl, Mike M, Carl Wooten, have already indicated they can attend(please reconfirm), but we need a few more.

Aaron is very grateful for our interest in grooming the HURT100 trails this season. So, if any of us see a problem on the trails that we want to correct during the weekday, please send me a brief description of the work and location intended, so I get it into an email to Aaron. That way he will have the opportunity to add his input if he needs to, and he will also be informed if anyone calls him to ask what's going on in any given trail work area. I thought that was a fair request, and would benefit us of Aaron's trail expertise in certain work areas. (My contact info: hurtpals@aol.com / 235-0577)

Until Aaron is able to hire another "tech" for the one he lost, we need to take a more pro-active role in maintaining HURT100 trails. We understand that Aaron is working through the cumbersome process of hiring another employee....it is definitely in the works. After not finding a suitable employee "in house" (which the State requires they search first), they are interviewing additional applicants).

I should mention that there are a few areas that are being reforested on the Tantalus trails- the main one by an interested  botanical group, in the area just below the TTT high point on Manoa Cliff Trail, down towards what used to be "the map sign". They are cutting cinnamon trees, and weeding in order to make room for the Hawaiian trees and plants- already there have been more Koa seedlings sprouting, several Hawaiian ferns, etc, in the area, due to their hard efforts.

If we ever plan to do overgrowth clearings, we need to be aware of the native plants, and stay away from the areas where the botanical folks are working.

Please let me know if you can help out. Aloha, PJ

September 14, 2021



Aloha HURT Runners!

In preparation for HURT VII next January 13-14, 2007, listed below is a schedule of trail work we would like to accomplish.

Your kokua would be most appreciated!

1.  Middle of last week in September '06:  Rake down Nuuanu Trail.

2.  Saturday, 28 October '06:  Regrade badly eroded section of Manoa Cliffs (area just below the section HURT members regraded last year).  If we have enough volunteers, we can also groom trail from the start of Manoa Cliffs (just off Kalawahine) up to the trex sign on the same day!

3.  Saturday, 2 December '06:  Grade and swale Aihualama.  Primary focus will be relieving areas that are eroded and trapping water just before the bamboo forest.  Again, if we have enough volunteers, we can also groom Aihualama Trail (start at Leon's pie-stand) down to Manoa Falls.

4.  Middle of last week in December '06:  Rake down and groom Nuuanu Trail again as required.

5.  Saturday, 6 January '07:  Light grooming/touch-up as required.

Start times/meeting locations will be posted on the blog.  Reminders will be emailed to those interested in helping.

Since we must check-out work tools from the DLNR Baseyard, we will need an accurate head count.  So...

          *If you can make any of the mid-week work dates, please email PJ:  HURTPals@aol.com

          *If you can help on any of the Saturday work, please email Mike:  MYGarcia1@hawaiiantel.net

Look forward to working with you on the trails!



August 14, 2021

Unauthorized Trail work


I received a report that some unauthorized trail work was performed on part of the Maunawili Out 'n Back course sometime last week.

Am not sure who did the work. I sincerely apologize in advance if this does not apply to any of our runners.

Please be aware that any such activity must be approved in advance by DLNR, proper training held, safety gear issued, waivers signed, etc.

Besides inadvertent cutting of native plants, there is a tremendous liability issue to the State if anyone on the work party or perhaps a bystander gets injured.  Such unauthorized activity may jeopardize HURT's relationship w/DLNR and could result in cancellation or restriction of our trail races.


Mike G.

May 18, 2021

American Disabilities Act - Trail Head Compliance

Aloha Runners,

Just a few quick notes...

A.  Beginning May 22, 2021 the Kanealole and Maunalaha trailhead access will be closed.  Construction work for ADA compliance will be ongoing for a minimum of 4-5 months (weather permitting). 

This means:

     1.  The small concrete bridge (HURT 100 Start) will be closed off for renovation.

     2.  Old restrooms will be closed for renovation and installation of a new leaching field.  Handicap parking will be constructed.  Some of the large trees near the restrooms will be removed.

     3.  Runners/hikers can access the trail through the bamboo thicket just below and to the right of the new Nature Center building.  Aaron has already cut a new trail and signs will be posted.  Be prepared to cross the stream.

     4.  Porta-potties will be available in the lower parking area.

If the bridge and restrooms are not reopened we may have to make some modifications to the Start/Finish for HURT VII.  The new Nature Center structure now has electrical power, but NC will not be able to get a C.O. (Certificate of Occupancy) from the City until the ADA work has been completed and accepted.  Their staff is requesting a temporary C.O.

March 31, 2021

Na Ala Hele Trail Advisory Council Info


Congratulations again to those who ran and crewed RTS!  Mahalo to BIG John and Bram for putting the race together - great job!

The NAHTC met on Tuesday, March 21st at the Makiki Baseyard.  Here are some pertinent points for us:

1.  The feral pig population is increasing dramatically.  To bring the situation under control, allowing pig hunting for one full year is being considered.  The Manoa neighborhood board will meet at Manoa Rec. Center on 12 April to discuss this issue - this meeting is open to the general public.  Currently, pig hunting is allowed in selected areas only on Tuesdays/Thursdays during selected periods.

If the new policy is adopted, we will see hunters and their dogs on weekends as we train and race.  Signs will be posted.  Please be prepared - be especially careful if you bring your dogs along for a run.

2.  The MOU (memorandum of agreement) has been signed for Poamohu trail.  Access will be by permit only.  We have seen a map and photos of the area - it's very nice and very runnable!

     a.  Aaron Lowe is requesting HURT runners' assistance to string fence wire along the new access road.

     b.  Work dates will be every weekend in May, 2006 - there is a day to fit everyone's schedule.

     c.  Please contact Aaron if you can help.  His email: Alowe@hawaii.rr.com


Mike Garcia

March 22, 2021

Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative (WAI) Workday This Saturday

Aloha HURT Runners!

For all of you headed over for Run to the Sun, have a Great Race!

Am posting the Makiki Wai work schedule for 2006.  This is a great opportunity for runners and family to "give back" to Na Ala Hele and the trail system we run on.

See you on Maui!


March Showers Bring April Flowers?

October 21, 2021

Na Ala Hele Trail Advisory Council Report


Here is some interesting info from this month's Trail Advisory Council meeting:

     1.  Completion of the new Hawaii Nature Center building will be delayed until sometime next year.  The contractor has yet to solve a drainage problem with the building.

     2.  Sierra club volunteers will continue to work until October 23rd on Manoa Falls trail improvements. Their work consists primarily of spreading gravel on the existing trail.  To date, it is estimated that almost 100 tons of gravel have been distributed.

     3.  Work continues on the new Makiki Aboretum trail linking the lower parking area with Nature Center.  Remember, that when complete, we will be asked to use this new section in lieu of the road.  This is a safety issue, so please kokua and give trail runners a good image.

     4.  DLNR will issue a 6 month permit on a trial basis for licensed tour operators to use Puu Ohia and part of Manoa Cliffs trail.  Tours will enter the trails at Kalawahine near Concrete road, and turn around at Paoa Flats lookout.  The group will then return via Paoa Flats trail to the trex sign, follow Manoa Cliffs to Puu Ohia, and exit to the paved parking area near the top of Tantalus.

     Group size is limited to 12 including the tour operator. Permitees are allowed on this section no more than twice daily Monday through Friday only.

     Manoa Falls is the only other authorized area for tour operations.  If you see what appears to be an organized tour group on the trails in other areas or on weekends, please note as much info as possible (lic.#, name of tour, # hikers in group, etc.) and let Aaron Lowe @ DLNR know.

     5.  Again, a hearfelt "Mahalo" to all of you who took the time  to come out and work on the Manoa Cliffs trail in August!

     Aaron Lowe had only great things to say to the Council about HURT's efforts.  He looks forward to working with HURT runners again very soon.  Currently, am in the process of becoming certified to take our volunteers out for repair work without DLNR's supervision.

     We will try for one more work session this year or early January '06 in preparation for HURT VI - stay tuned!

Mike Garcia


August 25, 2021

Volunteers needed for Makiki Wai


This Saturday, 27 August, Na Ala Hele is seeking volunteers to come out and help on a project called the Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative or commonly known as Makiki WAI ("WAI" is Hawaiian for water).

What to expect:  The new Makiki Aboretum Trail will be the focus of work.  It will connect the lower parking area and NC - plans are to eventually close the road to foot traffic.  Volunteers will install recycled plastic cribbing and help improve the trail.  Families are welcome, but young children must be well supervised.

When/Where:  Saturday, 27 August from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Meet at the Makiki Forestry Baseyard.  Volunteers may park in the small lot behind the restrooms.  Gate will be unlocked - please  be sure to put the chain back onto the post after passing through.

Bring:  Long shirt, pants, bug juice, water, lunch and shoes.

Hope some of you can come out to help!


Mike Garcia

August 22, 2021

Much Improved Manoa Cliffs Trail

Mahalo to all of you who took the time to come out and work this past Saturday!  As a result of your efforts, the armpit high trenches on Manoa Cliffs Trail are history.  Am certain that runners and hikers alike will enjoy the now gentle trail.

We have more work to do in the future and I will keep you posted.  Again, a heartfelt
Mahalo for giving back to the trail system!




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Mahalo to the Sat. 8/20 Trail Workers

Hopefully Mike Garcia will be posting some information and perhaps even some photos from this past Saturday's work day. (??)

However, I just want to say thank you for the work that was done!! I have heard around 12 people showed up to do some hard work on an eroded section of the Manoa Cliffs Trail and yesterday I was able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The trail was almost unrecognizable, it was improved so much. One runner was even heard saying "is this the same trail?" With all this new trail work, watch for record times at the upcoming Tantalus Trek and Triple Trek.

Thanks for coordinating this Mike!! Thanks to Arron and DLNR for their support as well.

Aloha, Bob

August 01, 2021


Aloha Trail Runners!

Just received approval from DLNR - HURT runners will be doing repair work on the Manoa Cliffs Trail later this month!

We plan to correct the deeply eroded "S-Curve" section between Kalawahine and the Trex sign - this will be nice for the Trek, especially the triple.  Plans are to either regrade the existing section of trail or bypass it entirely.

This is one of the few opportunities for us to noticably "give back" to the trail system.  Hope you will all make some time to come out and kokua. 

Date:  Saturday, 20 August 2021

Time:  Meet @ Hawaii NC - 0800

Bring:  Lunch, water, bug spray, sunscreen and good attitudes.  Tools and gloves will be supplied by DLNR.

Duration of work:  Until Pau... but if you have to leave early, it's alright.

Confirm:  please email Mike - mygarcia1@verizon.net


Mike Garcia

July 21, 2021


Aloha again Runners!

Pending final approval from DLNR, HURT runners are planning to refurbish the rutted section of Manoa Cliffs Trail between Kalawahine and the trex sign.  We hope to get this done before the Trek and of course, HURT VI.

We have presented a few options to DLNR for consideration:

     1.  Cut down the remaining bank and regrade existing trail section.

     2.  Cut a new trail section to bipass the rutted area and divert drainage to minize future erosion.

Work Date:  20 August 2021

Time:  TBA

Meet:  Hawaii NC lower parking area.  We may also do a carpool up to concrete road.

Bring:  Lunch, water, bugspray, hat, etc.  DLNR will provide tools and gloves.

We also plan to work on the muddy sections of Nahuina later this year, when new equipment arrives.  Plans include bringing in gravel, redirecting drainage, and building boardwalks.

The upcoming work will be a good chance to "give back" to the trail system that we enjoy and use so frequently.  Please let me know if you are able to help on 20 August. 


Mike G.

Email responses to: mygarcia1@verizon.net 



As mentioned in  an earlier post, DLNR will be cutting a new trail from the lower parking area up to the NC.

Have found out that almost the entire NC area from the base of the mountain  to the stream below was once an Aboretum.  Many of the non-native plants we see on various local trails came from that source.  Attached are some interesting plants you will see along parts of the new trail .

Variant_of_plumeria_1 Interesting_plants_about_midway_thru Cigar_tree Start_of_new_trail Looking_back_at_parking_area

The new Nature Center building is almost done.  Work is beginning on the interior finish, and landscaping soon to follow.  FYI, the old restrooms will be refurbished and made ADA accessible. Handicap parking stalls will be built in front of the restrooms (where our HURT V aid station was this year).

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See you at Volcano Marathon!


Mike G.

July 19, 2021

NA ALA HELE Trail Advisory Board Meeting


Just a few bits of information from tonight's Trail Advisory meeting:

     1.  Due to continued tort damage claims plus at least 15 reported auto break-ins at Manoa Falls, the upper parking lot is permanently closed.  Parking is available at Paradise Park for $5.00 or you may park in the neighborhood below.  Be careful when parking at the NC!

     2.  Summer YCC Program Technicians have worked hard to clear and grade parts of the Manoa Cliffs Trail. HURT will be doing Trail work on the eroded sections above Kalawahine on 20 August.  Details to follow shortly in a separate post.

     3.  The Sierra Club has started transport of gravel onto the Manoa Falls Trail.  We should have a nicely groomed trail for HURT VI!

     4.  DLNR plans to cut a new bipass trail from the new parking area up to NC soon.  The primary reason is safety.  There is a dangerous mix of pedestrians and service vehicles on the narrow entry road.  The new trail will be on the upper side and comes out just above the rock walls where our HURT 100 pre-race is held.  Runners can expect to see lots of interesting plants that remain from an aboretum that once graced the area.


Mike G.

April 24, 2021



This past Saturday, almost 30 volunteers mustered at the Hawaii Nature Center for Makiki Wai workday.  In addition to planting and general trail maintenance, volunteers completed the long discussed fence between Kanealole Trail and the Makiki baseyard.

HURT members, assisted by volunteers, tie-wired split bamboo pickets onto the chain-link fencing and gates to create a "rustic" looking barrier.  Please kokua with the new route by diverting onto the new trail section - go over the "HURT" bridge on the way back to NC.

Mahalo to all you HURT runners who volunteered your Saturday to come out and help!


The Trail Advisory Council met this past Tuesday.  Some of the more pertinent items discussed were:

1.  DLNR is issuing a conditional use permit to the Conservation Council for a 1 year period.  Council volunteers will be weeding and hand clearing various sections of Manoa Cliffs Trail once a month (no herbicide).  Volunteers will be allowed to work without direct supervision by DLNR personnel.  Hopefully this will provide a model for HURT members to volunteer as well.  If you see workers on Manoa Cliffs Trail while running, please be sure to stop and thank them!

2.  Negotiations are underway to lease 30 parking stalls at Paradise Park from the Wong family.  Parking will no longer be allowed at the trailhead.  There are also plans underway to install a cattle gate at the lower boundry of Paradise Park which will close the area off after hours.

3.  DLNR staffing is now complete.  Jason Misaki will be working with personnel from OCCC and Patricia Tannahill will work with volunteer groups.

4.  Construction of the new Nature Center structure is on schedule - photos attached.  NC is advertising week long summer programs for kids.  If you are interested, please give them a call.



Mahalo again to all of you who took the time to send me your thoughts concerning requests by the Commercial Trail Activity Council.  The CTAC wanted to increase the size of hiker groups, use trails on weekends, and make more trails available for commercial activity. (Click on the photo's to enlarge them)

Although the requests will be discussed further, the general consensus by Trail User groups (HURT, Hawaii Motorsport, Equestrians, Hunters, Mountain Bikers, 4-Wheelers, and Hiking groups) were not to allow the requests.  Stay tuned!

Mike Garcia

April 16, 2021



Once again, the Oahu Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program and the Hawaii Nature Center are requesting volunteers to come out and work on the Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative.

Next workday will be on Saturday, 23 April 2005:

     1.  Meet at the Makiki Forestry Baseyard @ 0900- you may go through the gate and park in the old lot if working.

     2.  Bring hat, sunscreen, bug juice, lunch, and liquids.

     3.  Aaron will provide work gloves and tools.

     4.  Work may include weeding or clearing, laying gravel, painting bridges, watering and planting Hawaiian native plants.

     5.  "Pau hana" will be at 1400, but if you need to leave a little earlier, that will be fine.

Hope to see you there!

Mike Garcia

March 14, 2021

Illegal Tour Operator Fined...

Aloha Trail Runners,

Thought you might be interested in this post from Aaron Lowe:

"As you may have heard or seen in the news, Magnum Tours has been fined by the DLNR $2,500.00 for illegal tour operations on the Manoa Falls Trail.  While the Department sees this as a great success, we are still concerned that Magnum Tours and other tours may be out there conducting business.  Again, we ask your support in reporting such illegal activities to our Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement, Ph.# 587-0300."

Per my earlier post, the Trail Advisory Council will be meeting next month to discuss requests from commercial tour companies to conduct tours on weekends in addition to weekdays, increase the size of their tour groups, and add more trails (currently only Manoa Falls and Aihualama are allowed).

Mahalo to those who took the time to email me!  However, a larger sampling is needed, so please let me know how you feel about these requests at garciahi@pixi.com.

Happy Trails!

Mike G.

February 17, 2022

Na Ala Hele Oahu Advisory Council - Report #2

Aloha Runners!  FYI, a brief summary of the meeting held 15 February 2005.

1.  Poamoho Trail access is still being negotiated between Dole and the State.  When signed, the public will have access directly to the trail head.  Per Aaron, this would be a "killer" location for a trail run!

2. Trail Club clearing agreement  is being finalized.  This agreement would allow weed wacking and trail clearing on a selective basis to some user groups w/o supervision.

3.  Manoa Falls parking - leasing a section of the Paradise Park parking area is coming to the front burner due to continual tort claims for damage to vehicles from falling branches.  Negotiations still pending.

4.  Honolulu Mauka Control Hunt - Permitted hunters are now given report cards that must be submitted to DLNR.  Those that do not submit will not be allowed to hunt next season. Only 2 out of 10 have been turned in so far.  Of those 2 submited, 7 pigs were "harvested" ranging from 40 -60 pounds.  Anyone missing a running partner?

5.  Oahu Staffing - Aaron is working on finalizing another hire for a trail technician assistant.  He/she would be primarily in charge of volunteers and weed spraying (herbicide).  Jason will work w/OCCC.

6.  Trail Maintenance Report - Jason has been working in many locations the past month.  Hauula and Maakua/Papali Ridge trails were weed whacked and limbs chain sawed.  Primary workers were from OCCC.  Of particular interest was trail construction on Mokunui (one of the Mokuloa Islands) by students from Le Jardin.  The kids used on-site materials and rope to establish a trail for visitors.  This is intended to keep hikers off the mountain slopes. 


Runners, I need your input on the issues listed below - please respond directly to me @ garciahi@pixi.com.

The Commercial Trail Tour Activity Advisory Committee (CTTAAC) is requesting permission to:

1.  Bring their tour groups onto the trails on weekends. At present, commercial activity is allowed on weekdays only.

2.  Add more trails to their list of permitted areas...specifically, Puu Ohia, Manoa Cliffs Trail, and Maunawili Falls Trail.  Currently, commercial activity is limited to Manoa Falls and Kalawahine (Pauoa Flats is informally allowed.)

3.  Increase size of tour groups to 14 (1 guide to 14 guests.)  Currently allowed ratio is 1:12.  Their vans carry 15 passengers so they feel it would be more economical/practical.

FYI, current daily limit for commercial trail usage is as follows:  Kalawahine - 36 people/day.  Manoa Falls - 60 people/day.  I don't have any particulars on how this is enforced, but there is at least one tour group about to be fined a very large sum for repeated offenses.  If you do happen to note unusual "commercial" activity on the weekends for on non-permitted trails, please let Aaron know.  Interesting note:  commercial tours @Jackass Ginger are not permitted...

I know you all share a great love and almost proprietary kinship with the trails.  Your thoughts/comments on the above issues will be much appreciated.  The full council will be deciding on this at our next meeting on 19 April.  If you do care to give some personal input, please attend.  I will post a reminder.

A hui ho,



February 11, 2022


The Oahu Na Ala Hele Trails and Access program and the Hawaii Nature Center are asking volunteers to come and help on the Makiki Watershed Awareness Initiative, or MAKIKI WAI project.

Post HURT 100, on Saturday, January 22nd, 5 HURT runners replanted seven ala He'e trees plus weeded and restored dryland taro patches uprooted by hungry pigs.

Next workday for anyone interested, will be Saturday, February 26, 2005:

     1.  Meet at Makiki Forestry Baseyard @ 9AM.
     2.  Bring water or bug juice, sunscreen,
         insect repellent, lunch, and a hat.
     3.  Aaron will provide necessary gloves and
     4.  Work will include weeding or clearing,
         painting bridges, laying gravel,
         watering and planting native Hawaiian
     5.  "Pau Hana" @ 2PM.

Mike Garcia

Na Ala Hele Trail Advisory Council Meeting

For anyone Interested:


Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Makiki Baseyard Conference room

Meeting is open to public.
Partial Agenda includes:
         1.  Poamoho trail access status
         2.  Manoa Falls parking agreement
         3.  Trail maintenance report
         4.  Wahiawa Hills trail permits
         5.  Report by Commercial Trail
             Tour Activity Committee

Mike Garcia

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