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Friends Invited To Sunday’s ‘Walk In The Park’

June 2, 2014, 8:29 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:46 PM
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Take a “Sunday Walk in the Park” June 8 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The five-mile round-trip hike, sponsored by the non-profit Friends of HVNP, will start at the park’s resources management parking area at 10:30 a.m.

Hike leader Nick Shema will take Kilauea Iki Trail to Na Huku (Thurston Lava Tube), then down the Escape Road for about one mile, taking a right on the Crater Rim Trail.

“We will follow that trail to the Chain of Craters Road and proceed to the Devastation Trail parking lot,” Shema said in a FHVNP release. “From there we will take the Byron Ledge Trail to the Kilauea Iki Trail and back to the starting location.”

Bring a bag lunch to eat along the way, Shema advised.

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The hike is moderately strenuous mostly on forested trails. The starting elevation is 4,000 feet and hikers should expect variable weather conditions, including sunny, windy, chilly and/or rainy.

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FHVNP’s monthly hikes are free for FHVNP members and non-members are welcome to join to attend. Annual memberships are $30, $45 for families.

Call 985-7373 or visit www.fhvnp.org. Park entrance fees apply.

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