Hikes, Service, Programs

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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.


April 2014

 Sunday April 6 Waihe’e Ridge Hike (C) D=  5 mi R/T to top. 1200 ft elevation gain Great workout with native plants, beautiful views! Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen.  Meet 8:30 am at Waihee School parking lot.  Limit 12.  Register: Leader- Jake Hargis <hargis08@gmail.com>

Saturday, April 12 Haiku Ho’olaulea and Maui Group Plant Sale (Haiku Community Center)
Come to the Sierra Club booth and help us raise money!Enjoy, music, exhibits and fun from 9am-4pm@ Ha’iku Community Center.  Volunteer salespeople and plant donations welcome, especially food plants. To donate: Chris Taylor <mauichris@gmail.com>

Friday, April 18 Kaupo Historical Tour (Ulupalakua to Nu’u area in Kaupo) (C/E) D= 30 mi R/T. Caravan by car and stop for short hikes @ historical sites; view rare native plants w/commentary by noted botanist and historian Bob Hobdy.  Meet 8:30 a.m. Keokea Park in upper Kula. Bring lunch, water. Limit 20. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members. Register: Lucienne de Naie: laluz@maui.net  or 808-214-0147

Sunday April 20  Polipoli Trail Hike (C/E) Approx  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 <hargis08@gmail.com>   
Tuesday, April 22  John Muir Birthday Party Kaunoa Center (E) Spreckelsville
6 to 8 pm. Cake and community conversation about future of Baldwin Beach Park with guest speakers researching coastal erosion and water quality on the Northshore. FREE “Expand the Park” bumperstickers. All welcome.

Saturday, April 26 Lo’aloa Heiau in Kaupo (C/E) D=2. mi R/T.Help map one of Maui’s largest Hawaiian ceremonial sites. Bring water, lunch/snack, cameras. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Terrace center near Ace hardware. Limit 15. Register/Leader: Archaeologist Dr. Janet Six  sixjanet@gmail.com>  or call: 808 344-0566
MAY 2014

Monday May 12  Hamakuapoko Coastline Hike. (Ho’okipa Park area) (C/E)  D= 3 mi. Mama’s Fish house to Maliko Gulch.  Historic sites from Hawaiian heiau to plantation era. Hike follows shoreline when possible. Meet 9am at Maliko Gulch overlook (Paia side of Gulch).  Limit 15.  Register/Leader: Lucienne de Naie  laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Sunday, May 18  Hanau’la Ridge: Service Outing and Native Forest Hike (above Ma’alaea and Waikapu) (C/E/S)  D= 4 miles RT. 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. Register/Leader Robin West: <rwest808@yahoo.com> Assistant Leader: Lucienne de Naie

Saturday, May 31 Nu’u Bay Adventure Hike w/ archaeologist (Kaupo area) (C/E)  D=3 mi R/T. Rugged trails over rough lava flow areas. Spectacular views of  Kaupo coastline; ancient cultural sites; native birds & more in Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Nu’u preserve. Overnight camping is allowed as well. Meet at 8:30 am at Pukulani Terrace shopping center (by ACE) carpool to Kaupo  Bring hat, water, lunch, sturdy hiking shoes. Limit 15. Register/Leader:  Dr. Janet Six Camp sixjanet@gmail.com> or call: 808 344-0566

JUNE 2014

Sunday June 15 Huelo Stream Exploration (no EMI waiver) on private land (E) (C)  D = 2.5 miles. Explore Huelo streams. Walk on kuleana lands (with owner’s permission) and along streams to discover ancient Hawaiian sites hidden in the jungles. Bug repellent, water, lunch, stream hiking footwear and rain coat. Meet 9am at top of Door of Faith Rd, Huelo. Limit15. Register: Lucienne de Naie  laluz@maui.net / 214-0147

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: <rwest808@yahoo.com>



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