Nounou Mountain seen from Kapahi, Kaua‘i's Eastside.

Nounou Mountain seen from Kapahi, Kaua‘i’s Eastside.

State and County officials announced they will conduct a communications exercise on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nounou Forest Reserve, near Kapaa.

The exercise will lead to the closure of the Nounou mountain trail shelter in the Nounou Forest Reserve, according to government officials. Nounou mountain is commonly known as the Sleeping Giant mountain.

The exercise involves the Kaua‘i Police and Fire Departments, Kaua‘i County Civil Defense and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. State officials said they will be testing a portable radio repeater to determine how large of a coverage area they can get from the specific location.

The Nounou-East, Nounou-West, and Kuamoo-Nounou trails will remain open to public access and will not be affected by the closure of the shelter.

Contact Kaua‘i District Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 274-3433 for more information.

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