November Family Event
Time & Location
About the Event
After Grayson died, kind friends took me hiking to physically shed my grief, and it was so very therapeutic. Being in an oxygen rich environment, navigating a trail with a good conversation and bieng in awe of the beautiful island we live on, was healing. We are all needing a good hike in the great outdoors.
- Scientists at the New York Academy of Sciences tell us that being outdoors — can make us smarter, can reduce stress, can be restorative, and can elevate our mood.
- Lucy Hone PhD, author of Resilient Grieving shares in her research that Physical fitness boosted self esteem & mental toughness.
In light of Covid, we will keep us all safe as possible. We will seperate into smaller groups if we have too large of a group. LGI will have extra masks, hand sanitizer & please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms.
About the hike: Kanealole Hike link
Kanealole Trail starts at the base of Hawaii Nature Center in Makiki Valley
- Length (one way): 0.7 mi / 1.13 km - Elevation Change: 600ft
- Driving Directions: If driving from Punahou, heading towards the mountains, turn left on Nehoa St.
- At the first traffic light, turn right on Makiki Street.
- When you reach the Board of Water supply park, follow the left fork, which is Makiki Heights Road.
- Continue for approximately 0.5 miles until the road makes a sharp hairpin turn to the left (look for a row of mailboxes on the right side of the road).
- At the hairpin turn, continue straight ahead through a green iron gate (there is a sign that says Makiki Forest Recreation Area).
- Continue shortly up the road till you see a gravel parking lot on your left. Parking for the trail is available in this lot.
- Proceed up the road on foot till you reach a stone building (public restroom) on your right. This is where we will meet at 0900 am.
- What to Bring:
- Due to the high rainfall, the trail can be muddy & slippery. Therefore, shoes with grip that you don't mind getting dirty, will be perfered. Apply mosquito repelent if you can. We will try to have some.
- Please bring a WATER bottle. We will have a jug of water to refill your bottles.
- Kid friendly dogs welcome, but Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
can't wait to be together,