Originally Posted by hijeep85
Hey I didn't want to start a new thread on Kaena point but I have a few quick questions regarding Kaena point.
1. Can you drive end to end on the designated roads? Basically I want to come I from the south (farrington) and take H2 back home.
2. I have the OEM tires on my jeep. So long as it hasn't rained and I stay on the path it should be a tame drive that I can do with OEM tires, right?
3. Access to Kaena point dosent require a DLNR permit does it?
I want to update this in case noobs stumble on to this thread:
There is now a gate/boulders blocking access at the end of the blacktop. You need a permit from the State (don't have link handy, sorry, so you'll have to hunt google on your own) which will give you access to the web site where you can find the combination to the lock. Combo changes weekly, Wednesday I think, and you need to have an account/permit to access the combo web page.
You CANNOT drive all the way around the tip of the island, Couldn't do it for years now. There is a second, person-only wall at the extreme last quarter mile or so, so even if you have the first permit I mentioned above your jeep is stopped at the last 1/4-mile.
The south side has a washout over a decade, maybe twenty years now, so you couldn't even get past that anyway even if there weren't the two gates/walls on the north side. That washout is absolute, no one's rig can get around that - unless they were tracked and amphibious - and I aint seen no one like that yet.
BTW, make sure you get the permit - don't "tailgate" thru the gate behind someone who does have the combo, thinking you're getting-over on the system. There is a bumber sticker you have to have and the patrolling enviro-Nazi WILL get you.
(Imagine civil-servant public sector union guy who couldn't cut it in a real metro PD, who is given a State 4X4, a gun, a ticket book, some modicum of enforcement power, and has the assumed moral supremacy of "protecting the environment" along with a rare plant and bird living there. You will NOT win any unauthorized access argument against THAT guy, he is focused on his mission. The Dwight Shrute of Kaena Point, if you will...)