Outings Schedule for July-September 2018

Please register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description. 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 except where otherwise indicated.
Hike description key: (C) conservation focus, such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy; (E) educational, such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers; (S) service outing (no donation requested), (D) round trip hike distance.
We always welcome more hike leaders! Contact sierraclubmauigroup@gmail.com if you are interested.
Check bit.ly/SCH-Maui-Outdoors for updates to the schedule.

If hike description states EMI waiver is required:
East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows access to their trails as long as each hiker has a waiver. An EMI waiver is absolutely required for EMI hikes. One waiver covers all EMI hikes for this quarter. Call in your waiver request at 579-9515 well in advance to make an appointment to sign it. Then go to EMI’s Pāʻia office at 497 Baldwin Avenue to sign the waiver. It is open Monday 11am-3pm and Friday 8am-1pm. Waivers cannot be mailed, faxed, or emailed. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up the waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. The waiver must be brought on the hike and shown to the hike leader.

Friday, July 6
Palauʻea Mauka (Wailea 670) Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles

Help discover rare native plant clusters in the Wailea 670 Preserve and enjoy stunning mountain and ocean views. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Saturday, July 14
Chapter Retreat at Hale Akua Farm

Saturday, July 21
Pauwalu Bird Sanctuary and fish ponds (C/E)
Keʻanae 2.5 miles
Coastal hike through historically rich area with spectacular views. Bring water, lunch/snack, sun and rain protection. Hiking down a steep slope to the fish ponds is optional and includes plastic cleanup on the beach. Meet 9AM at Haiku Community Center. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, July 28
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, July 29
Makawao Forest Reserve, lower forest ramble (C/E)
Makawao, 4-5 miles
Moderate hike hike through big tree forest, shaded all the way and mostly level. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9:30 am. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, August 3
Waikapū Stream Trail Work/Hike and Swim (S/C/E)
Central Maui, 3 miles
Easy trail clearing along trail to Waikapū stream, followed by a short hike to a “secret valley” and swim. Water-friendly footwear required. Bring loppers, small saws, cane knives, gloves, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot south end. Limit 18. Contact Hike Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147. Assistant leader Robin West.

Saturday, August 4
Nā Hōkū – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation slopes (C/E) Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and flashlight. Meet at 6:45 pm at the entrance to the parking lot. Light pupus will be served. Special Event: $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, August 11
Honolua snorkel, Lipoa point hike (C/E)
Honolua, 3 miles
Explore Honolua Valley and Lipoa Point w/ Hawaiian cultural sites, amazing views and a chance to swim in the bay. Bring hat, sunscreen, water and lunch/snacks, swimwear. Meet 8am Maui Ocean Center parking lot across from Carls Jr. to carpool. Limit 12. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, August 18
Wailea 670 Hike, Western section native plant preserve
South Maui, 2 miles
Visit magnificent stone walls and prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 preserve, and help take pix of rare native plants. 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 and cultural guide. Register: laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Saturday, August 25
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 Hāmākua 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, August 26
Hanawi Stream Hike (C/E)
Nahiku Area, 4 miles
Strenuous. Pools with waterfalls, native stream life. Numerous stream crossings and hiking on slippery rocks in the stream. Good water footwear a must. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Haiku Community center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, September 2
Haleakalā Supply Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Intermediate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Leave cars at Hosmer’s Grove campground and shuttle up to hike down from Halemauʻu at the crater rim (8,000’). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:00 a.m. Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Wear footwear for rocky conditions. Bring hat, jacket, lunch, plenty of water, and a park pass (if you have). A hiking stick may be useful. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, September 7
Olowalu Shoreline (C/E)
Olowalu, 2.5 miles
Victory hike! Celebrate the natural Olowalu coastline, once proposed for hundreds of condos and commercial development. Learn about Olowalu’s rich history and enjoy a swim or snorkel.
Meet 8:30 am at 14 mi mkr, ocean side of Honoapiʻilani Hwy. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, September 9
Wailea 670 Historic Kanaio-Kalama Trail Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Explore ancient shelters along this historic road 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. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Tuesday, September 18
Merwin Palm Forest (C/E)
Hāʻikū, 1 mile
This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the most diverse palm collections in the world. The once-barren former pineapple land was restored by one of America’s greatest living poets – W.S. Merwin – into a lush, 19 acre property, with over 2,740 individual palm trees, more than 400 taxonomic species, and 125 unique genera. We will meet up to car pool at 9AM. The location will be communicated to the participants. The Merwin Conservancy staff will be our guides. Bring water and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Long sleeve shirts, long pants and DEET-free mosquito repellent are recommended. Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Thursday, September 27
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Keālia, 1 mile
Come and see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds and hear an overview about the refuge. Meet 9:00 am at the refuge office (turn into driveway at mile post 6 on Mokulele/Maui Veterans Highway and follow the road for 1/2 mile to the office). Bring binoculars, suitable closed toe shoes for mud and water, sun protection, water. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, September 29
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hāmākua 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

Tuesday, April 10th: Flatbread Pizza Benefit & Silent Auction

 

Come out Tuesday, April 10th to support Sierra Club Maui during Earth Month!

A proceed of all pizzas bought at Flatbread Pizza in Paʻia between 4 pm – close will be donated to Sierra Club Maui (eat in or take out). And check out our great silent auction items! Item list below –

 

Silent Auction Items Available
(Auction open from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

Experiences
– 2 round trip tickets to Lana’i (Value $120)
– Ticket for 2 on Atlantis Submarine adventure (Value $260)
– Tickets to Maui Film Festival in June (Value $12-25)
– 2 tours of Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei (Value $30.00)
– Gift cert from Cross Fit Maui at Ma’alaea
– Hike with Sierra Club Maui Hike Leader Lucienne De Naie

Artwork and Lifestyle Items
– Backpack (Linked Pack 28L) and rolling duffel suitcase from Patagonia (Value $160 / 360)
– Jellyfish glass piece by Chris Richards (Value $380)
– Hand carved gourd with traditional Marquesans designs (made of coconut and sea grass fiber trim) Artist: Neola Caveny of Huelo (Value: $200)
– Beautiful potted plant donated by Jeanne Schaaf
– New folding bike from Ride Smart (Value $550.00)

And more!

Outings Schedule for April – June 2018

Please register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description. 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 except where otherwise indicated.

Hike description key: (C) conservation focus, such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy; (E) educational, such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers; (S) service outing (no donation requested), (D) round trip hike distance.

We always welcome more hike leaders! Contact sierraclubmauigroup@gmail.com if you are interested.

Check bit.ly/SCH-Maui-Outdoors for updates to the schedule.

If hike description states EMI waiver is required:

East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows access to their trails as long as each hiker has a waiver – an EMI waiver is an absolute requirement for EMI hikes. One waiver covers all EMI hikes for this quarter. Call in your waiver request at 579-9515 well in advance to make an appointment to sign it. Then go to EMI’s Pāʻia office at 497 Baldwin Avenue to sign the waiver. It is open Monday 11 am-3 pm and Friday 8am-1pm. Waivers cannot be mailed, faxed, or emailed. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up the waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. The waiver must be brought on the hike and shown to the hike leader.

 

Sunday, April 8

Palauʻea Mauka (Wailea 670) Native Plant Hike (C/E)

South Maui, 2 miles

Moderate, with some sections in rough lava flows. Help document native dryland forest flowering plants. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

 

Friday, April 13

Waiheʻe Ridge (C)
Waihe‘e, 5 miles

Hike a 1200ft elevation gain in Waiheʻe. Great workout, somewhat strenuous, can be very muddy. Native plants, beautiful views! Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen. Meet at Waihe‘e Golf course parking outer lot at 8:30am. Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp, mauimiranda@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, April 14

Sierra Club Plant Sale at Ha‘ikū Ho‘olaule‘a

9am-4pm. If you’d like to donate plants—especially food producing plants, non-invasive popular ornamentals, and native plants—or would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Weltman, plantsale@mauisierraclub.org or 354-0490

 

Sunday, April 15

Pauwela Lighthouse and Tide Pools (C/E)

Haʻikū, 3-4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water, and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman, robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490

 

Saturday, April 28

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 Hāmākua 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

 

Friday, May 4

‘Āhihi Kīna‘u to Anchialine Pools (C/E)

Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate. Rare access to this protected area across the lava field, led by Jeff Bagshaw, Volunteer Coordinator of the DLNR for ‘Āhihi Kīna‘u. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge about the plant and animal life of this sensitive region. Meet 8am at the Kanahena (“Dumps”) parking lot. Bring water, sun protection (reef-safe), and footwear with toe protection and strong soles. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman, robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490

 

Friday, May 4

Nā Hoku – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation Slopes (C/E)

Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and flashlight. Meet at 7pm at the entrance to the parking lot, look for the sign-in table with Sierra Club signs. Light pupus will be served. Special Event: $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with Adriane at contact@mauisierraclub.org or 419-5143. Email or text message is best.

 

Friday, May 11

Palauea-Keauhou Mauka (Wailea 670) Archaeological Hike (C/E)

South Maui, 2.5 miles

Moderate, with some sections in rough lava flows. Explore the southern end of the Wailea 670 Preserve along the ahupua‘a boundary to document boundary markers. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

 

Sunday, May 13

Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu‘u Mahoe (C/E/S)

Help maintain the Fleming Arboretum at 2600 feet in Ulupalakua, sanctuary to many endangered native dry land forest plants. Awesome views of La Perouse (Keone‘o‘io) coast and Kaho‘olawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch, and gloves. Meet 9am Kēōkea Park. Estimate 3 hours of work. Refreshments available. A BYO lunch will be at the Fleming cabin with a great view of South Maui. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman, robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490

 

Saturday, May 19

Puʻuone Central Maui Sand Dunes Historic Walk – Hosted by Mālama Kakanilua (C / E)

Learn about the history of the beautiful Puʻuone Central Maui sand dunes from Mālama Kakanilua, a group of local descendants who are fighting to protect this ancient traditional burial ground. Meet at 9am at Wailuku Heights Park at 655 S. Alu Rd, Wailuku. Estimate 3 hours of easy walking mostly in the sun, so bring a hat, sunglasses, plenty of water, and a snack. Special event: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. All proceeds will benefit Mālama Kakanilua’s campaign to protect the sand dunes. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin, contact@mauisierraclub.org or 419-5143. Email or text message is best.

 

Saturday, May 26

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 Hāmākua 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, laluz@maui.net or 214-0147

 

Sunday, May 27

Victory Hike: Wailua Iki (C/E)
East Maui, 5 miles

Moderate hike through beautiful forest on winding muddy, jeep road. Pools, waterfalls, and lush plant life with an option to swim in freshwater. See water flowing again in the streams after many years of local struggle to end diversion. Hawaii Invasive Plant Specialist Chuck Chimera will guide us in recognizing native and invasive plants we see. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water. Meet 8am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. EMI waiver required (see above). Special event: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman, robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490

 

Friday, June 1

Waikapū Stream Trail Work/Hike and Swim (S/C/E)

Central Maui, 3 miles

Help clear away overgrowth from trail along south (Tropical Plantation) side of Waikapū stream then enjoy a short hike and swim. Water-friendly footwear required. Bring loppers, small saws, cane knives, gloves, water, lunch/snack. Meet 9am Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot south end. Limit 18. Contact Hike Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147. Assistant leader Robin West.

 

Sunday, June 10

Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)

Upcountry, 7 miles

Moderate to strenuous hike of big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time at least 3 hours. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9am. Limit 18. Leader: Kalei Johnson, kalei1908@gmail.com or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

 

Friday, June 15

Lower Waikamoi to the Waterfall  (C/E)

East Maui, 3 miles

Very rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge trail on Hāna Hwy upstream to pool/waterfall. It seems further than 3 miles. Must have great balance and be able to walk through the stream on wet slippery rocks to our destination. Native plants, scenery. Bring lunch, water, hat and water hiking footwear. Meet 8am Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 12. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (See above). Leader: Miranda Camp, mauimiranda@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, June 16

Palauʻea Mauka (Wailea 670) Hike (C/E)

South Maui, 2-3 miles

Explore the northern boundary of the Wailea 670 preserve with magnificent stone wall systems and ancient dwelling sites. Meet 3pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Long pants recommended/sturdy closed shoes a must Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

 

Sunday, June 24

Uaoa Bay (C/E)

Ha‘ikū, 2 miles
Moderate, with a steep descent/ascent at the bay using fixed ropes and a short walk on large stones on the beach. Beautiful coastal views on this recently reopened trail. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman, robw@worldspot.com or 354-0490

 

Saturday, June 30

Hāmākua Victory Hike (C/E)

Ha‘ikū, 3 miles

Explore the stunning coastline, hidden streams and archaeological sites that are preserved in the Hāmākua lands saved from development in 2016. Special guided tour with resource guides. Special event: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie, laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

2018 Annual Meeting Report

Award winners pictured: Roxanna Smith, Tom Reed, Scott Fisher, Kelly King, Robin Knox

 

February 25, 2018 11 am – 3 pm

Pāʻia Community Center

Sierra Club Maui’s Annual Meeting on February 25, 2018 was our best yet, with almost 200 people in attendance to enjoy our presentations and lunch at the Pāʻia Community Center.

The meeting began with a pule by Reverend Tasha Kama, after which Sierra Club Maui’s Executive Committee members Chair Rob Weltman, Lucienne De Naie and Clare Apana, presented on our work over the past year, which included efforts to protect land and water in Mākena, Lāhainā, and Wailea, and campaigns to phase out single-use polystyrene food containers (ban goes into effect at the end of this year!), stop sand mining in Central Maui (the moratorium has gone into effect but thereʻs still more work to be done), and phase out oxybenzone and octinoxate chemical sunscreens (weʻre waiting for County Council to schedule the second and final vote). Sierra Club Maui extended a big mahalo to the other community groups and individuals that lead or partnered on these campaigns, including Mālama Kakanilua (sand mining), Maui Tomorrow (Mākena), and Marge Bonar and many others (polystyrene). We also highlighted the work of our parent Chapter, Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi, which is working to pass important bills at the state legislature. Updates are available at hawaiicapitolwatch.org

Sierra Club Maui honored five individuals and one group this year: Roxanna Smith and Tom Reed both received the Mālama i ka ʻĀina Award for their work to reduce the impact of waste on our island; Robin Knox received the Mālama Kahakai Award for her tireless efforts to research and protect our ocean water quality; Kelly King received the ʻOnipaʻa Award for her lifelong work to get Hawaiʻi off fossil fuels; Scott Fisher also received the ʻOnipaʻa Award for his lifelong work to protect Hawaiʻiʻs most special and beautiful areas; and the Wailea 670 Trail Crew was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award for their dedication to clearing the trails and making them accessible to hundreds of people through our outings program (mauisierraclub.org/hikes). The Wailea 670 Trail Crew includes: Buck Joiner, Barbara Kaneshige, Liz Ebner, Amy  Fazzari, Peter Drinkovich, Duane Sparkman, Ashford DeLima, Colleen Curren, Nan & Steve Jackson, Jeanne Schaaf, Amanda Hess, Alexa Deike, Gammy Arenasa, Nio Kindla, and Lucienne De Naie. All of the leis given to awardees were beautifully made by Vernon Kalanikau, Jacob & Stephanie Noury with ti leaves from Lucienne De Naie and Daniel Grantham.

We invited all local politicians running for office in 2018, and sixteen were able to attend. They represented races ranging from Maui County Council to State House to Lieutenant Governor, and our attendees got the chance to talk one-on-one with them all during the amazing lunch, which was generously donated by Mana Foods and Flatbread Co., with coffee donated by Mike Atherton. Mahalo to all attendees who also brought great items for the potluck!

After lunch, our featured presenters, Tara Owens of UH Sea Grant and Matthew Gonser of Honolulu’s new Office of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resiliency gave fascinating and alarming presentations on the impacts of sea-level rise that we’re already seeing on Maui and how the Office of Climate Change is working on O’ahu to make that island, and all of Hawaiʻi, more resilient in the face of climate change. This incredibly important presentation, along with Sierra Club Maui’s group presentation and awards ceremony, is available now on Facebook at facebook.com/SierraClubMaui (scroll down to find the Annual Meeting videos).

Maui residents: check for screenings of the presentation on Akakū in the coming months.

BIG MAHALO to Tim Wolfe of Akamai Productions for recording the meeting, and to our star volunteers who helped make the day go smoothly – Marta Sweeney, Miranda Camp, Clare Apana, the Toomeys, and Chuck Chimera.

 

Annual Meeting – Sunday, February 25th

Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 25th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Pāʻia Community Center.

  • Hear highlights from Maui Group’s work this past year
  • Get updates on our 2018 state legislative priorities and campaigns
  • Congratulate our 2018 Community Award Honorees (starts at 11:45 am)
  • Listen to a fascinating presentation on the effects of climate change on Maui and work being done to mitigate its effects, presented by Tara Owens of UH Sea Grant and Matthew Gonser of the O’ahu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency – and then participate in a brainstorming session on what more we can do on Maui

Lunch is generously being provided by Mana Foods and Flatbread Pizza. Bring a pupu to add to the potluck! This is a waste-free event – please bring your own utensils, plate, and cup.

Our 2018 Community Award Honorees are:

Mālama i ka ‘Āina Awards
Tom Reed, Roxanna Smith

Mālama Kahakai Award
Robin Knox

ʻOnipaʻa Awards
Kelly King, Scott Fisher

Volunteers of the Year
Wailea 670 Trail Crew

More details in the poster below –

 

2017 Q4 Hike Schedule

Friday Sept 1
Palauʻea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites & Native Plants (C/E)
2.5 miles
Explore lava flow areas marking cultural sites and monitoring native plants in Central 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 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, September 9
Sliding Sands Trail and Halemauʻu Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 11-12 miles
Advanced hike through the Haleakalā crater from the Keoneheʻe Trailhead at 9740 ft. to Halemauʻu at 7990 ft. Hike goes down 3000 ft. in elevation and then back up 1000 ft. Must be in great physical shape and good with elevation changes. Bring 3+ liters of water, lunch and plenty of snacks, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing, rain jacket, binoculars, and sturdy closed toe hiking shoes. Meet 8:30 am at Pukalani Longs parking lot. Hike will take about 7-8 hours. At end of hike, optional stay to watch sunset and the stars come out. Note: Fee of $20/car to enter the Haleakalā National Park. Limit 12. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267. Map of hike route: https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/upload/Map-and-Descriptions-FINAL_Compressed-1.pdf

Sunday, September 17
Wailua Iki Stream Hike (E/C)
6 miles
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> or 354-0490.

Sunday, September 24
Waiheʻe Ridge Hike (C)
5 miles
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.  Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, September 30
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, October 7
Waikamoi Preserve Native Bird Outing (E/C)
1.25 miles
Moderate. Wonderful guided hike into a Native Hawaiian Forest. It’s a unique and special ecosystem and a great birding hike. Meet 8 a.m. Hosmer’s Grove inside Haleakala National Park. There is a $10 per car entrance fee to the park. Bring water, lunch/snack. Be prepared for chilly and/or wet weather. Limit 15. Special conditions for this outing: to prevent spread of rapid ohiʻa death, no participants may have been on the Big Island for the past three months; no participants under 18 years; please make sure your shoes and pack are clean. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 808-354-0490.

Sunday, October 8
Olowalu Stream Hike (C/E) Canceled

Sunday, October 8
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop
(E)
Moderate hike hike through 6 miles of big tree forest, shaded all the way and mostly level. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9 am. At a leisurely pace it’s a 3 hour hike. Limit 18. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Sunday, October 15
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2 miles
Newly restored loop trail across lava flows, to a cluster of cultural sites in Southeast Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Special Event
Friday, October 20
Nā Hoku – Star Watch at Waikapū Tropical Plantation slopes (C/E)
Come spend an evening with astronomer Harriet Witt and learn about the lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Bring comfortable folding chair and flashlight.
Meet at 6 pm in the main parking lot, in front of the country store.
$5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Sunday, October 22
‘Iao Valley (C/E)
3 miles
Hike this beautiful stream trail in I’ao Valley where we will pass by a small taro lo’i and a few pristine swimming holes. Come prepared for possible wet/muddy trails and bring swim gear. Meet 9:30 am at Heritage Park parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number for registration.

Saturday, October 28
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, November 4
Kōkua Day at Fleming Arboretum, Pu’u Mahoe (C/E)
Help maintain the Fleming Arboretum at 2600 feet in Ulupalakua, sanctuary to many endangered native dry land forest plants. Awesome views of La Perouse (Keone’o’io) coast and Kahoolawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch, and gloves. Meet 9am Keokea Park. Estimate 3 hours of work. Refreshments available. A BYO lunch will be at the Fleming cabin with a great view of South Maui. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, November 11
Makamakaʻole (C/E)
2 miles
Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 12. Meet at Waiehu Golf Club parking lot 8:30 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848. Email is preferred.

Friday, November 17
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2.5 miles
Makahiki hike. Visit several ceremonial sites in Wailea 670 preserve to pay our respects. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, November 19
King’s Highway (Hoapili Trail) to Kanaio Beach (C/E)
Mākena, 6 miles
Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to south of major lava flow and great snorkel place. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Bring bathing suit and snorkel gear if you want to snorkel. Meet at Kihei Community Center at 8:30 am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, November 25
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147 

Saturday, December 2
Makawao Forest Reserve – Kahakapao Loop (E)
7 miles
Moderate to strenuous hike of big tree forest on undulating trail, estimated time at least 3 hours. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9 am. Limit 18. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Sunday, December 3
Launiupoko 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 8 am at Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Ma’alaea, near gas station. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848. Email preferred. 

Saturday, December 9
Old Makena-Ulupalakua Road Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 6 miles mostly downhill
Rare opportunity. Experience this famous historic road that has been closed for all use since 1985. Downhill on switchback road (leave cars at both ends.) Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Estimated time: 3 hours. Meet 8 am at Makena Landing parking lot. Limit 20.   Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, December 10
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail hike (C/E)
3.5 miles, mostly level
Hike spectacular Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail with optional snorkel at Kapalua Bay. Meet 8:30 am at the Maui Ocean Center parking lot in Maalaea (the end near the gas station) to carpool. If you live on the West side, meet 9:30 am at D. T. Fleming Beach Park (the South parking lot) which is where the trail starts. Bring water, lunch, sun protection, camera, and optionally a swimsuit and snorkel gear. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, December 16
Wailea 670/Palau’ea (C/E)
South Maui 2 miles
Archaeological hike with Dr. Janet Six. Visit prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 preserve to mark sites. 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 15. Leader:s Lucienne de Naie and Janet Six. Register: <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, December 30
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147