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Old 03-02-2016, 12:43 PM
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Engage HDC on Waipio Valley Road?

We have a rented Sport S auto. Wondering if just being in 4LO on the decent will be fine, or do you think that engaging the hill decent control would be helpful? My JKU at home is a manual transmission so I would be using this feature for the first time.

Any advice would be helpful, thank you!!

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It is a paved road. It is a little steep and narrow but 4 high or low and first gear, selected manually (slide the shifter side to side), should keep you low enough that you only need to tap the brakes once or twice on the way down. I never used descent control because I asked for a manual transmission when I picked it up, and the clerk noted that I can shift gears manually and it will hold them. Low gear + 4 high will get you off of Mauna Kea safely too.

A rental is the best off road vehicle know to man, a rental jeep is doubly so... take it for a dip and drive it through the creek when the county road seems to end (keep straight when at the bottom to go this way). Do not attempt to cross the creek near where the waves break (switchback to the right when at the bottom). If you time it right, you might make it but the skinny tires you are on could leave you stuck if sediments are on top of the sand. Plus, the foot trails on the north side of the beach are too narrow for a Jeep.

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Awesome, thanks for the advice! We are going tomorrow, I'll post some pics. Thanks!
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So pissed. One of the locals just told us Waipio is closed due to dengue outbreak. Anywhere else we should wheel?
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So pissed. One of the locals just told us Waipio is closed due to dengue outbreak. Anywhere else we should wheel?
That is BS. They had some excuse for us too but since it is a county road they cannot legally stop you from using it.

They could refuse using tax money and call it a private road but they want freebies from the taxpayer and a claim to publicly funded property. Just a bunch of welfare bums who could use a few decades of re-education through labor.
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For other places...

If they physically block your way just call the cops and have them clear the bums away; or engage a gear and let it roll. The guy who was claiming the road is closed did not try to get physical, but the moment he opened his mouth I was looking for a fight while being dismissive of his authority to close down a public road.
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That is BS. They had some excuse for us too but since it is a county road they cannot legally stop you from using it. They could refuse using tax money and call it a private road but they want freebies from the taxpayer and a claim to publicly funded property. Just a bunch of welfare bums who could use a few decades of re-education through labor.
We were told that the Hawaii Civil Defense closed the valley and that they were waiting for 2 full life cycles of the mosquito before they reopen. Are you saying that we can still go down there even though civil defense says it's closed?
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We were told that the Hawaii Civil Defense closed the valley and that they were waiting for 2 full life cycles of the mosquito before they reopen. Are you saying that we can still go down there even though civil defense says it's closed?
If the Hawaii Civil Defense closed it then you can call them to verify.

All I am saying is that certain bums wish to one day be able to charge a toll to tourists wanting to descend into the valley via a public road. Now, the two property owners I know in the valley are normal people who own a really nice vacation properties; but, a fee simple deed for property in that valley requires a lot of legal expenses due to it attractiveness to squatters, charlatans and opportunists whose illicit claims need to be challenged in court.
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Well it was closed, two uniformed officers only letting residents and business owners down into the valley. They told me to just keep calling Hawaii Civil Defense for an update, or check online for a press release.

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Well it was closed, two uniformed officers only letting residents and business owners down into the valley. They told me to just keep calling Hawaii Civil Defense for an update, or check online for a press release.
It was closed for a couple months due to Dengue but it opened back up last week. I'm planning to make a trip down there soon. My fave spot!

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