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‘King’s Trail’ restoration to begin soon

By Associated Press


KAILUA-KONA >> The National Park Service, with the help of state and local partners, will spend the summer restoring a historic Hawaii path.

West Hawaii Today reported that work will begin in about two weeks on Kiholo-Puako Trail, known as the “King’s Trail.”

The Hawaii island trail is part of the 175-mile Ala Kahakai, or “trail by the sea.” The trail linked communities, temples and fishing areas.

A 2006 earthquake damaged masonry causeways on the trail. Curbing along the side collapsed and made the trail vulnerable to erosion.

The project is in the Ala Kahakai National Historical Trail corridor within the Kiholo State Park Reserve.

The park service will use $195,000 in cultural resource funds for the project.

Rick Gmirkin, an archaeologist for the trail, said the path will honor and mimic its original style once work on it is completed.

Kuulei Keakealani, who is from the area near the trail, led a special ceremony to bless the start of the project. She said it’s important that people return to the trails.

The work will be done by park service employees and volunteer stone masons.

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allie wrote:
LOvely..as a Mandan huntress I hope to walk it before leaving the islands.
on June 20,2013 | 06:33AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
A "Mandan huntress". OK this is one of your more incredible zingers....
on June 20,2013 | 11:14AM
allie wrote:
you might be surprised..so come walk it with me.
on June 20,2013 | 12:16PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
What exactly are you hunting, and where?!? The allie mystery deepens....
on June 20,2013 | 01:09PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
pics of this so-called hunt! internet link....
on June 20,2013 | 01:21PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
I'd like to learn more about what makes this trail a "King's" trail....
on June 20,2013 | 11:14AM
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