This Quarter’s Schedule

For all of our outings, we ask for the following:

1. Register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description.

2. Be prepared for outings: Bring lunch, at least 1-2 liters of water, rain gear, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Hiking boots are recommended for longer hikes.

3. A donation of $5 ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested for all hikers over age 14 unless otherwise stated in a hike description.

Hike Descriptions Key

(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.
(S) indicates a service outing.

EMI WAIVER REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN HIKES

To go on certain hikes, you need a waiver from East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI). If the hike description notes that you need a waiver then you absolutely must get one prior to the hike. (If there is no notation that the hike requires an EMI waiver, then you don’t need to worry about this.) Call in your waiver request to EMI 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 Maui 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

Current Schedule

Friday, January 4
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Archaeological tour of ancient Hawaiian Kauhale (village) with archaeologist Jeanne Schaaf.  Stunning sunset views. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Monday, January 7
Kihei Coral Reef Malama Day (C/E/S)
Explore the amazing world beneath the sea and help clean abandoned fishing gear and trash from our fragile coral reefs.  We’ll meet at 8 a.m. at the Keolahou Church (green church) parking lot. Bring snorkel gear and scissors or diving knives if you have them.  Also snorkel gloves come in handy. Must be a good swimmer. We will have floats to carry the trash we pick up. Limit 10. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, January 19
Ma’alaea Cultural Sites and Petroglyphs (C/E)
Maʻalaea, 2 miles
Explore ancient Ma’alaea village. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hat, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 9 am at mauka end of Maui Ocean Center pkg lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, January 27
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, January 27
Kanaio Stupa (C/E)
5 miles
Some steep grades. Hike up the South slope of Haleakala to beautiful shrine built in 1982 and view of South coast. Meet 9 am at Keokea Park (upper Kula) to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Saturday, February 2
Whale Day in Maʻalaea
Help set up the Sierra Club booth at the Maui Harbor Shops in Maʻalaea or take a shift to talk to visitors at the booth. The hours of the event are 8AM – 12PM. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Sunday, February 3
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Tour of ancient Hawaiian Kauhale (village) with archaeologist.  Stunning sunset views. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147, with guidance by archaeologist Jeanne Schaaf

Friday, February 15
Makena Landing Historical hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Learn from Kama’aina residents about the fascinating history of Makena Landing and visit Hawaiian sites that still remain thanks to Sierra Club and local citizens. Some uneven terrain. Closed shoes recommended. Bring water, snack, cameras. Meet 8:30 am public parking lot across from Keawala’i (Makena) church. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, February 17
Stand Up Paddle Adventure (E)
Come explore the ocean on a stand up paddle board in Kihei. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Mana Kai Resort on the grassy area near the paddle boards and kayaks. You will need to rent a board from the Surf Shack there or bring your own. We may see Manta Rays and/or Humpback Whales from our boards. This is not a stand up paddle lesson, so please have some prior experience and an ability to swim. And please be on time.  Limit 8. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, February 23
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, February 24
Sierra Club Annual Meeting
Food, fellowship, short inspirational talks and Environmental Heroes Awards. FREE. 11 am to 3 pm. Paia Community Center. Main dish provided. Please bring side dishes for a great picnic lunch. 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 <laluzmaui@gmail.com>

Sunday, March 3
Launioupoko Heiau and Valley (C/E)
4 miles
Lots of trails/Hawaiian heiau and sites hidden along the way as we hike up this iconic valley. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9 am at mauka end of Maui Ocean Center pkg lot to carpool, or at 9:30 am at at trailhead off of Wailau Pl. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, March 9
Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools (C/E)
4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Monday, March 11
Kihei Historical hike (C/E)
3 miles
Urban ramble with some hiking through fields. Discover Kihei’s Hawaiian history in Waiohuli Ahupua’a. Meet 8:30 am Kihei pool parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 17
Ulupalakua to Kaupō car tour (C/E)
30 miles
Caravan by car and stop for short hikes. Amazing native plants; historical sites; views and commentary by noted botanist and historian Bob Hobdy. Meet 8:30 am at Keokea Park in upper Kula. Bring lunch, water. Limit 20. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Friday March 22
Wailea 670 Hike (C/E)}
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Springtime tour of rare native plants.  Visit ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 24
Lahaina Pali Trail (C/E)
West Maui, 5 miles
Strenuous, with steep uphill. Enjoy the views and whale watch. Hike from Lahaina end trailhead, up to windmills and back the same way. Sturdy boots, sunscreen, and hat are recommended. A hiking stick is useful. Bring lots of water. Meet 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking at the gas station end. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Saturday, March 30
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

 

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