Kupuna singles meet at Lemongrass Bistro
Kona Kupuna Singles Club meets for dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lemongrass Bistro in Kailua-Kona. Call 326-1288 for more information and reservations.
Kealakehe class of 2002 reunion is June 23
Kealakehe High School’s 2002 graduates will hold a 10-year reunion the weekend of June 23 at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. The cost is $50 per person.
Park reopens Keanakakoi Crater to hikers
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened a section of Crater Rim Drive near the Devastation Trail parking lot to Keanakakoi Crater, and a portion of Crater Rim Trail that leads from Chain of Craters Road to the south side of Keanakakoi, to hikers.
Approximately 0.8 miles of Crater Rim Drive is now open to hikers, and visitors can enjoy an easy roundtrip walk through koa and ohia forest on pavement all the way to the Keanakakoi Crater overlook. Another overlook provides panoramic views of Halemaumau Crater and Mauna Loa.
The park has also reopened about 0.7 miles of Crater Rim Trail from Chain of Craters Road just north of Lua Manu Crater. This section of trail winds through native forest, along the flows of 1974, and culminates at the south side of Keanakakoi Crater. Both routes offer an abundance of diverse and breathtaking views.
The park closed Crater Rim Drive from Jaggar Museum to Chain of Craters Road and portions of Crater Rim Trail after Halemaumau began to erupt in March 2008.
Halemaumau continues to erupt, and Crater Rim Drive remains closed from Keanakakoi to Jaggar Museum.
The Keanakakoi area may still experience high levels of volcanic fumes with changing wind conditions. Should this happen, the park will temporarily close the site to visitation.