Hikes, Service, Programs

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MAUI GROUP HIKES AND ACTIVITIES

Please be prepared for outings. Bring lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Hiking boots are recommended for longer hikes. A donation of $5 ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over age 14. We always welcome more hike leaders. Contact Miranda Camp at mauimiranda@hotmail.com.

In the hike descriptions below: (C) means conservation such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy. (E) means educational such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers. (D) is the round trip hike distance.

East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows us to hike across their beautiful land so long as each hiker has a waiver. An EMI WAIVER IS ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED FOR EMI HIKES (LISTED BELOW). One waiver covers all EMI hikes for this quarter. Call in your waiver request to Candyce at 579-9516 well in advance to make an appointment for when you can sign it.  . Then go to EMI’s Pa’ia office at 497 Baldwin Avenue to sign the waiver.  You will need to call to make sure someone will be there. Waivers CANNOT be mailed, faxed or emailed. Sierra club does not make the rules. EMI does. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. THE WAIVER MUST BE BROUGHT ON THE HIKE AND SHOWN TO THE HIKE LEADER. Mahalo

Give us a call and let us know your thoughts. Sierra Club members are invited to attend our monthly meetings. Please email us to learn where and when the next meeting is and to add an agenda item you want to discuss.

JUNE 2014

Friday, June 27  Benefit Star Watch with Harriet Witt (E)  Fundraiser Noted astronomer Harriet Witt shares the lore of our Hawaiian night sky.  Bring comfortable folding chair and shielded flashlights only. Leeward side- spectacular location on private land TBA.  Donation: $5 for Members $10 non members. Register with Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Saturday June 28 Makamaka’ole Stream Hike (C/E) D= 2 mi.R/T. Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end.  Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 15  meet: Waihee School parking lot 8:30 am to carpool.  Register/Leader: Robin West.

Friday July 11
Iao Valley Service Trip (C/E/S)
D=2 mi R/T. We will have fun helping out in the taro ponds before going on a beautiful hike in Iao Valley. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch and shoes that can get muddy.  You may want to take a dip in Iao stream afterwards. Meet near the restrooms at Iao Valley State Park at 9 a.m.  No limit. Contact Hike Leader Janet Six via email or at 344-0566 to register.

Sunday July 13
Hanau’la Ridge: Service Outing and Native Forest Hike (above Ma’alaea and Waikapu) (C/E/S)
D= 4 mi R/T. Some steep, muddy trails. Help Maui Cultural Land’s native plant restoration project. Hike w/ spectacular views and lush native plant life. We carpool to site in 4WD vehicles. Meet 8:30 am Maui Ocean Center parking /Carl’s Junior end.  Bring water, lunch, sturdy shoes, jacket (can be chilly/rainy) Limit 12. Contact Hike Leader Robin West:  Assistant Leader: Lucienne de Naie 214-0147

Saturday July 26
Peahi Archaeological Tour (Haiku area) (C/E)
D= 4 mi R/T. Gulch trail on private land. Some climbing and muddy paths. Step back in time to pre-contact Hawaii- in an area under study by UH archaeology students. Meet 9:00 a.m. at Haiku Community Center to carpool to site. Bring water, lunch/ snack, hat, Limit 20. Contact Hike Leader Archaeologist Dr. Janet Six  344-0566

Saturday August 2
Wailua Iki Stream Hike (E/C)
D=6 mi R/T.  Moderate hike above Hana Highway through beautiful forest on winding , muddy, jeep road.  Pools, waterfalls and lush plant life.  Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water.  Meet 8:00 am at Haiku Community Center.  EMI WAIVER REQUIRED  (see above).  Limit: 15.  Leader: Kalei Johnson.  Call 344-0006.

Saturday August 9
Waikapu Stream Trail improvement/ Hike and Swim (S/ C/E)
D=3 mi R/T.  Help clear away overgrowth from trail along south (Tropical Plantation) side of Waikapu stream then enjoy a short hike and swim. Water-friendly footwear required. Bring loppers, small saws, cane knives, gloves, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9 am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot south end.  Limit 18.  Contact Hike Leader Robin West

Sunday August 24
Hanawai Stream Hike (Nahiku Area) (C/E)
D= 4 mi R/T. Very strenuous. Pools waterfalls, native stream life. Numerous stream crossings. Good water footwear a must. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Haiku Community center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit 15. Contact Hike Leader Lucienne de Naie  or 214-0147. Assistant: Rob Weitman

Saturday September 6
Lower Waikamoi Stream (C/E)
D=3mi R/T.  Short but rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge trail on Hana Hwy upstream to pool/waterfall. Native plants, scenery. Bring lunch, water, hat and water hiking footwear.  Meet 8:00 am Haiku Community Center. Limit 12. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (See above). Contact Hike Leader Kalei Johnson at 344-0006.

Saturday September 20
Makapipi trail hike (C/E)
D=4 mi.  Varied terrain.  Ko’olau Ditch trail: Makapipi to Kopili’ula Stream. Scenic vistas, pools, waterfalls and native plant life. Hike crosses several bridges with no hand rails, not recommen ded for those sensitive to heights. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above) Meet at 8:00 am at the Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Contact Hike Leader Miranda Camp

Friday Sept 26
Kihei Coastal Trail Sunset Hike (C/E)
D= 2.5 mi. Mana Kai resort to Kalama Park. Pleasant late afternoon walk with historical comment. Some uphill/downhill. Meet 3:30 pm @ Mana Kai public beach parking lot. No limit. Contact Hike Leader Lucienne de Naie  or  214-0147

Sunday September 28
Polipoli Trail Hike (C/E)
D= 6 miles R/T. Forested trails with fabulous views. Bring lunch, sun screen and water. Meet at Pukalani ACE park lot at 8 am. Limit 12. 4WD good, but any cars with good clearance can make road under good conditions. Register-Leader: Jake Hargis

 

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