We are getting ready for our November trip to Kauai. On our last 2 trips (2003 and 2006), when hiking the Pihea trail to Kilohana Lookout, we had to park at the first lookout (GPS coordinates N22 9.03 W159 38.67). There was a gate there and a perfectly fine paved road to a second lookout at N22 8.844 W159 37.891. I am wondering if this gate is usually closed, or whether I can expect it to be open? it is a rather boring walk along the mile long road to start the hike. What would be the reason for the locked gate at the first lookout?