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

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

Friday, January 30

Ma‘alaea Village & Petroglyph Hike (C/E)

D=4 mi R/T. Moderate. Some steep uphill. Explore petroglyphs (native Hawaiian picture symbols chiseled into rock) and other ancient ruins in the Ma‘alaea area. Long pants and sturdy footwear. Meet 9:00 a.m.Maui Ocean Center parking lot across from Carls Jr. Limit 18. Register with leader: Lucienne de Naie: laluz@maui.net or 214-0147

Saturday, February 7

Ohai Loop Trail and Olivine Pools, Kahakuloa Area (C/E)

D = 5 mi R/T. Moderate. ‘Ohai Loop Trail with native plants, (endangered ‘Ohai), native seabirds, whales and turtles. Swim in the Olivine pools and visit the Nakalele Blowhole. Bring swimsuit, camera and lunch. Meet 8:30 am Waihe’e School parking lot to carpool. Limit 18. Register with leader Miranda Camp mauimiranda@hotmail.com or 463-9690.

Sunday, February 8

Maui Group Annual Meeting (C/E/F) @ Kaunoa Center (Spreckelsville)

Food, fellowship, short inspirational talks and Environmental Heroes Awards. FREE. 11 am to 3 pm. Kaunoa Senior Center. Main dish provided. Please bring side dishes for a great picnic lunch. Theme: “Maui Rising”- a dialogue about the great issues affecting Maui’s future. For email reminder about our annual meeting, go to www.mauisierraclub.org and click on “Join Our Email List” in left column of our home page. Event volunteers wanted: contact: Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net

Saturday, February 14

World Whale Day Celebration: (Kihei) Maui Group Info booth (C/E)

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Community Celebration with music. 10 am to 7 pm. Kalama Park on South Kihei Road (by the big whale statue). Visit Sierra Club information booth in “Eco-Alley.” Volunteers wanted: laluz@maui.net. Free admission. (not a Sierra Club activity)

Monday, February 16

Kama’ole Ahupua’a Tour (Kihei) (C/E)

D= 3 mi R/T. Moderate. Neighborhood, gulch, and coastal walks at several tour stops. Explore the hidden history of the “Land of Kama’ole:” ancient fishing shrines; house sites and more Meet 9:00 a.m. across from Kamali’i school in Kihei. Limit 20. Leader: Lucienne de Naie. Register: laluz@maui.net or 214-0147.

Sunday, February 22

Lahaina Pali Whale Viewing Hike/ dual direction (C/E)

D= 5 mi. Strenuous .We will split up into two groups – one hiking from Ukumehame to Ma’alaea and the other one in the other direction, exchanging car keys mid-way. Rugged trail gains almost 2,500 feet, passing Kaheawa Wind turbines. Bring good boots, lots of water and walking sticks. Meet 8:00 AM at Maui Ocean Center parking by the gas station. Limit 18. Contact Leader Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Wednesday, February 25
Kihei History Nite: Kama’ole: Part II @ NOAA Whale Sanctuary, Kihei (C/E/F)
Part II of a free informational slide show and talk story about south Maui’s Ahupua’a of Kamaole famed for beaches, fishing and later ranching. 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
With Lucienne de Naie and Daniel Kanahele (sponsored by Maui Tomorrow Foundation)

Saturday, March 7

Olowalu Shoreline Historical Hike (C/E)

D=2.5 mi R/T. Moderate. No formal trail in parts. Explore the public beach reserve to Olowalu landing and beyond. Rich in history and cultural sites. Footwear for beach and tidal areas recommended. Bring swimwear, water and lunch. Meet 9 am at 14 mi. marker on Honoapiilani Hwy. Limit 20. Register with Hike Leader Lucienne de Naie laluz@maui.net or 214-0147

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