Hikes, Service, Programs

Be a hike leader!  We’ll pay for your first aid course and train you!  You can put it on your resume.   And we’ll write you a recommendation! 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 Lucienne deNaie at laluz@maui.net.

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

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

Sunday, September 19 Na Hoku (Traditional Hawaiian Astronomy) Benefit
Explore the timeless knowledge of the night sky with Papakilohoku Michael Kumuokauoha Lee. Location TBA. Meet by 7pm. $5 donation for members. $15 for non-members. Limit 35. Register: Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Sunday, Sept 27 Wailua Iki Stream Hike (E/C)
D=6 mi R/T. Moderate hike 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: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday Oct 11 Old Haleakala Trail (C/E) D = 4 miles R/T Moderate high elevation hike with some with uphill terrain. Historic trail with views. Meet 8:30 am Pukalani Terrace center lot by Ace Hardware to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 15. Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday October 16   Waikamoi Preserve Trail & Boardwalk (Nature Conservancy guide) (C/E)  D = 2.5 miles R/T with uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. Hike into a true native Hawaiian forest preserved by The Nature Conservancy with one of their employees to describe the flora and fauna. This trail is up in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer’s Grove campground. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Ace Hardware parking lot to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Hiking boots are suggested. Limit 15 Register with leader: Miranda Camp: mauimiranda@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 25 Makena Shoreline Hike(C/E)  D=3 mi R/T. Moderate. Narrow, “fisherman’s trail,” in sections. Help keep public access open, enjoy beautiful views. Good balance a must. Meet 9:00 a.m. In public parking lot for Polo Beach. Limit 15. Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Tuesday, November 3   Kihei History Night: Land of Palauea  Slideshow and talk story with historical researchers Daniel Kanahele and Lucienne de Naie about one of south Maui’s legendary areas. 6 to 7:30 pm at Kihei Library. FREE

Saturday, November 7  Pauwela Lighthouse and Tide Pools (C/E)  D = 3-4 miles R/T Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am @ Haiku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15 Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, November 13  Palauea historical hike C/E)  D=2 mi R/T. Moderate, with some uneven (rocky) terrain. Visit Hawaiian sites from 500 years ago and discover what has been preserved. Meet 9 am at Polo beach Public parking lot. Bring lunch, water, hat, sturdy shoes. Limit 18 Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, November 22  Hanau’la Ridge hike/Kaheawa Wind Farm Service Outing (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. 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. Register with leader: Miranda Camp mauimiranda@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 29  Lua’ailua Hills trail in Kahikinui area (C/E)  D= 5 mi. R/T. Strenuous. Explore traditional trails used over centuries in remote Kahikinui. Native plants. Cultural sites. Magnificent views. Open, mostly unshaded area. Bring lots of water, hat, sturdy footwear, lunch. Meet 8 am Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Limit 12.Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Sunday, December 6  Skyline Trail (Haleakala) (C/E)  D = 5 mi R/T. Strenuous, high elevation (10,000′). Spectacular Big Island vistas, numerous cinder cones from Haleakala’s most recent eruptions. Hike begins and ends at Skyline trailhead parking lot near Science City at the top of Haleakala. Meet 8:30 am at Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center (Ace Hardware) to carpool. $10/car HNP entrance fee. Bring camera, water, lunch, hiking boots and warm layers of clothing. Limit 18. Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, December 11 Hamauloa Village Hike (Kahikinui) (C/E)  D=5 mi R/T. Strenuous with rough terrain and uphill return. Explore ancient coastal fishing village in Kahikinui with local residents and historians. Limit 12. Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Sunday, December 13  Lahaina Pali Trail (C/E)  D=4 R/T miles. Strenuous, with steep uphill. Enjoy the views and whale watch. Hike from Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Limit 12. Register with Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or call 277-7267.

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