Brevard College Hawaiian Islands Trip Itinerary
March 2002


Day #
Date
From
To
Details
1
March 8
Brevard
Honolulu
We will drive from Brevard to Atlanta in College vans, leaving campus from the MS parking lot at 10:30 AM. We fly from Atlanta to Los Angeles on DL 0459L, departing at 5:30 PM and arriving at LAX at 7:21 PM. DL 0341L, our flight from LAX to Honolulu departs at 8:20 PM and arrives at 12:03 AM.
2
March 9
Honolulu
Hilo
We'll go directly over to the Hawaiian Airlines gates and camp out awaiting our hour-long flight to Hilo (HA 0262) which departs at 6:05 AM. Upon arrival in Hilo, on the windward side of the Big Island, we will pick up the vans, stop for breakfast, and drive over to our hotel: Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel. We will be beat so if we can get into our rooms that early we will. Otherwise, we'll store our gear there and have a relaxed day around Hilo until we can get into the rooms for some real sleep. The 5-hour time difference will be hard on us all. Late in the afternoon, we'll drive up to Akaka Falls State Park and the Potholes. Each night we will have a meeting to summarize the day's activities and plan the following day. Night at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel.. (Phone:   1- 808-935-0861)
3
March 10
Hilo
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The three days that we spend exploring the park will be more or less interchangeable so that we can have flexibility in case weather conditions prohibit one of the longer hikes. On the first day, we will visit the Volcano Observatory and drive around the caldera to familiarize you with the morphology of Hawaiian volcanoes. We will hike into the caldera to see the Halemaumau crater and other features left by past eruptions. Late in the afternoon, we will descend the Chain of Craters Road to the sea. We will hike out to the location where lava is currently entering the ocean and stay there until after dark to see the really spectacular red rock show. Then, we'll hike back to the vehicles and return to Hilo for a late dinner. Night at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel. (Phone:   1- 808-935-0861)
4
March 11
Hilo
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
On thie second day we will examine the craters along the East Rift Zone and hike back to Mauna Ulu, the active crater. With luck there will be a breakout and we will see more red rock. We'll also do a mapping project at Kilauea Iki or Keanakakoi crater and visit some of the other volcanic sites such as the Thurston Lava Tube. Night at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel.(Phone:   1- 808-935-0861)
5
March 12
Hilo
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
On the third day we will visit Lava Tree State Monument in the morning and then return to the National Park in the afternoon to take in the sights that we were unable to see during the previous two days. We will also drive along the West Rift Zone. Night at Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel.  (Phone:   1- 808-935-0861)
6
March 13
Hilo
Kailua-Kona
On this day, we'll drive to the dry, leeward side of the island via the Saddle Road between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes. It may be possible to take a side excursion into the heart of Kohala Volcano, the oldest, most eroded volcano on the island. If time permits we will do a mapping project up in the saddle. Night at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel. (Phone: 1- 808-329-1393).
7
March 14
Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona
This will be, at least in part, a cultural day.  In the morning, we will visit the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Project.. Next, we'll drive to Kaelakakua Bay State Park where Captain Cook met his end. Finally, we'll drive to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park where we will experience some of the Hawaiian native culture (it's a neat place!). Night at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel. (Phone: 1- 808-329-1393).
8
March 15
Kailua-Kona
Kailua-Kona
 In the morning, we'll drive to South Point, the southernmost part of the Big Island to see the green sand beaches and an eroded cone. We'll return to Kona in the afternoon where we will snorkel in the reefs just offshore. Be prepared to see many beautiful fish. Night at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel. (Phone: 1- 808-329-1393).
9
March 16
Kailua-Kona
Honolulu
 We will have an early morning departure to drive back to the Hilo Airport. From there we will fly back to Honolulu on HA 383. In the afternoon, we will visit Diamond Head crater or one of the other sites in the Waikiki area. Night at the Waikiki Joy Hotel. (Phone: 1- 808-923-2300)
10
March 17
Honolulu
Atlanta
 This will be a free day in Waikiki. Those who wish to take the bus out to Pearl Harbor should do so early in the day. We will have a final dinner and then leave for the airport at 7:30. Our flight, DL 1852L, departs for LAX at 9:50 PM, arriving at 4:59 AM.
11
March 18
Atlanta
Brevard
 Our flight from LAX to Atlanta, DL 0292L, departs at 7:00 AM and arrives at 2:02 PM. We will pick up the vans and drive back to Brevard, arriving in the early evening.

 
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