The troops gathered on the side of Kamehameha Highway at Punalu`u Beach Park.  When everyone was there we were allowed to enter the valley which is still owned and operated by the Bishop Estate.  We drove in a short distance and there left the "cars".  Everyone then piled into the 4 x 4's be they SUV's or P/U trucks and headed out for the Trail head which is about one and one half miles deeper in the valley.

Around 8:45 we began our hike.  This is the lower  portion that needed little work.  Someone is using this portion of the trail.