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Off-roading at Puu Kanakaleonui in Aug. 28, 2005

The picture below taken in August 28, 2005 at 11:34am at the foot of a four-wheel drive trail to the top of Puu Kanakaleonui.  It show numerous track of vehicles leading up the puu.  The date and time was derived from the EXIF information in the photo which agrees with the time stamp information in […]

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R-1 Mapping Project

The field trips below are Google Earth kml or kmz files.  They contain the tracks and pictures from each trip. If you want an overlay image of the USGS maps download the following file: MKmaps.kmz
Field Trip 1/11/09: R1-090111.kmz
Field Trip 3/3/09: R1-090303.kmz
Field Trip 9/20/09: R1-090920.kmz
Field Trip 9/27/09:R1-090927.kmz
Field Trip 10/4/09: R1-091004.kmz
Field Trip 10/11/09: R1-091011.kmz
Field Trip 10/18/09: R1-091018.kmz
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OHV Group

The OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Group chairperson is Dennis Vierra.  He can be reached at

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OHV: DOFAW on the R-1 Recreational Permit Program

[ November 24, 2009; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Mr Irving Kawashima of the Hilo DOFAW office will make a presention regarding the status of the R-1 Recreational Permit Program. All OHV members are invited.  Also any Hunter members interested are also invited to attend.

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Upper Waiakea ATV/Dirt Bike Park

The Council has assigned the OHV Committee the responsibility for coordinating user participation in mamagement of the park.

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R-1 Recreational Riding Permit Program

As most of you have heard, the R-1 Recreationa Riding Permit program is in jepardy due to illegal off-roading activities.
This is a very active project of the OHV Committee.

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Who is the Ahahui Ku Mauna anyway?

In 2008 (I’m not sure of the exact time because I lost my notes) I atended a meeting at the Hilo DOFAW office about what to do about illegal off-road riding at Puu Kanalaleonui.  In attendance were members of the Rock Island Riders and officials from DOWFAW, National Parks, Mauna Kea […]

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Stay of execution for the R-1 Recreational Riding Permit program

Rumors have been flying about for the past several weeks that DOFAW was going to discontinue allowing ATV and motorcycle access to Mauna Kea’s R-1 and R-10. The presumed reason was continuing off-road riding at Puu Kanakaleonui. Several versions of the rumors where citing different conditions of closure, and […]

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Big Island – 2009 MK200
Mauna Kea 200 awesome, dirty
By Isaac Frazer
Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:51 AM HST
It was a Memorial Day weekend to remember as riders geared up for the Mauna Kea 200 dirt bike and ATV race.
“This year was a total different race from last year,” said Ian Robledo, a young speedster. “The forest section was way longer, […]

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RIR endorses the creation of the Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

The Rock Island Riders has endorsed the creation of a group to address the problems on Mauna Kea.  The Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group (MkRug) is now being organized for this purpose.
MkRug’s mission is to attempt to manage issues that arise involving recreational use of Mauna Kea.  The initial focus will be:

– Build […]

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