SPECIMENS EXAMINED: HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, Kauai: Kokee State Park
, Kaluapuhi Trail, 1,300 m, 23 June 1980, on Dubautia raillardiodes, W.
There was a single Trematalobelia, an 8-15 foot tall forest plant that looks somewhat like a red-flowered yucca, growing in a colony in Kokee State Park
some time ago.
I am standing on the serpentine Awaawapuhi Trail in Kauai's upland Kokee State Park
, dodging clouds and catching ocean views.
The study site is located in the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve in Kokee State Park
, island of Kauai, Hawaii (22 [degrees]08[minutes] N and 159 [degrees]38[minutes] W) at 1134 m elevation.
Cool, often drizzly Kokee State Park
above Waimea Canyon offers some of Kauai's most dramatic and varied rainforest hiking.
We gratefully acknowledge: the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the State of Hawaii, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Joseph Souza Center at Kokee State Park
and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii for access to field sites, and in some cases lodging; C.
While the west coast of Kauai is strikingly arid, you'll be near the wettest spot on the planet if you turn up County 550 and follow the steep, winding road 19 miles along the edge of Waimea Canyon to its end in Kokee State Park.
Cabins: Barely a cut above camping, the 12 rustic housekeeping cabins ($35 to $45) at Kokee Lodge (335-6061) in Kokee State Park are a base for hikers.
We thank: the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the State of Hawaii, East Maui Irrigation Company, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Joseph Souza Center at Kokee State Park
, Maul Land and Pine, Parker Ranch, and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii for access to field sites; C.
Surprisingly, wind damage at Kokee State Park
was less than that caused by Hurricane Iwa, which closed trails in the park and along the north shore's Na Pali Coast for months.
The road continues into 4,345-acre Kokee State Park
and ends with Kalalau Lookout's view of the rugged Na Pali coast.
Hikes twice a month on Saturday or Sunday to Kokee State Park
, Sleeping Giant country, or the island's north side.