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. Please provide both an email address and a cell phone number where you can be reached at the start of the outing.

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

Sunday, December 1
Wailea 670  Hike w/ Archaeologist (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore the Keauhou ahupua’a at south end of Wailea 670 cultural preserve and help search for hidden archaeological sites. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3:00 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by archaeologist Jeanne Schaaf and Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, December 8
Kanaio Beach (C/E)
La Perouse, 6 miles
Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to south of major lava flow and snorkel place. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Bring bathing suit and snorkel gear (also water shoes for the rocky entry) if you want to snorkel. Meet at Kihei Community Center at 8 am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Wednesday, December 11
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (C/E)
Keālia, 1 mile
Come see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds and hear an overview about the refuge. Meet 9:00 am inside the refuge visitor center (turn into driveway at mile post 6 on Mokulele/Maui Veterans Highway and then right to the parking lot). Bring binoculars, suitable closed toe shoes for mud and water, sun protection, water. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, December 15
Launiupoko Heiau & Valley (C/E)
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 mauka end of Maui Ocean Center parking lot (across from gas station) to carpool, or at 8:30 am at trailhead off of Wailau Pl. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, December 22
Mākena Shoreline Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 3 miles
Moderate, pleasant walk on “fisherman’s trail”, road, sandy beaches, rocky beaches past tidepools to Keoneuli. Beautiful views. Hiking stick useful. Meet 9 am in public parking lot for Polo Beach, near entrance. Almost entirely exposed, so bring sun protection. We’ll stop to eat anything we have with us at Keoneuli. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, December 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, December 29
Historic Makena-Ulupalakua Road Hike (C/E)
Mākena, 4 miles mostly downhill
Experience this famous historic road that has been closed for all use since 1985. Hike will begin on Kanaio-Kalama Road in Wailea 670, climb a slight grade, and continue downhill to the ocean on old Makena-Ulupalakua switchback road. (leave cars at both ends). Bring hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snack. Estimated time: 3.5  hours. Meet 8 am at public parking lot, across from Keawala’i church. Limit 20. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, January 4
Wailea 670 Archaeological Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help find and clean ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites and trails hidden above Wailea with archaeologist Dr. Jeanne Schaaf. No experience necessary. 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

Sunday, January 5
Papa’aea Trail hike (C/E)
Huelo 4 miles
Hike on hunters road  through a beautiful forest to a waterfall pool.  Uneven and sometimes muddy areas. If conditions allow we can cool off in the pool area.  Be prepared for sunny and/or rainy conditions. Bring water and snacks. Meet 8 a.m. at Ha‘ikū Community Center.  Limit 15. Email leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>.  EMI Waiver required – see instructions above.

Sunday, January 12
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail hike (C/E)
West side, 4 miles
Mostly level hike on spectacular Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail. 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. Limit 18. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Friday, January 17
Ma’alaea Cultural Sites and Petroglyphs (C/E)
Maʻalaea, 2-3 miles
Explore ancient Ma’alaea village, exposed by recent fires, and one of Maui’s best collections of ancient rock art (petroglyphs.)  Rugged terrain. Short distances but uphill. 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

Saturday, January 25
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Community service outing to remove trash and enjoy magnificent coastal trails on 267 acres of oceanfront Hamakua lands. 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 26
Kanaio Stupa (C/E)
Kanaio, 2 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

Sunday, February 2
Waihe’e Coastal Dunes And Wetlands Refuge (C/E)
Waihe‘e, 2 miles
This area was acquired by HILT to keep it from development.  The walk covers about two miles round trip on level ground and we will probably take about three hours to do it. There is no shade, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. Although the paths are well worn, covered shoes are recommended on this rocky coast.   There are archaeological features, unspoiled views, and we may see whales, monk seals, turtles, Hawaiian birds, and native plants. We will stop for an early lunch or snack at the turning point. If you are willing and able to pick up trash on the way back, bring a bag. Meet at 8:30 across from Waihe’e School on Kahekili Highway. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Sunday, February 9
Wailea 670 Ahupua’a Boundary Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore the ancient ahupua’a boundary sites where Palau’ea and Keauhou ahupua’a meet with archaeologist Dr. Jeanne Schaaf and Hawaiian cultural guides.  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

Friday, February  14
Makena Landing Historical hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Learn from kama’aina residents about Makena Landing’s history and visit Hawaiian sites that have recently been uncovered, documented and preserved thanks to Sierra Club and Makena’s Kanaka Maoli descendants. Some uneven terrain. Closed shoes recommended. Bring water, snack, cameras. Meet 8:30 am at public parking lot across from Keawala’i (Makena) church. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, February 16
Kanaio Beach (C/E)
La Perouse, 6 miles
Kings Highway from La Perouse Bay to south of major lava flow with beach oasis. Bring lunch, water, hat and sunscreen. Bring bathing suit (also water shoes for the rocky entry) if you want to get wet. Meet at Kihei Community Center at 8am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Saturday, February 22
Hāmākua Coast Hike & Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3 miles
Hike to stunning Kuiaha Bay and help mālama coastal trails along the way. 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

Saturday, February 29
Sierra Club Maui Annual Meeting
Pā‘ia Community Center
11am-3pm

Friday March 6
Wailea 670 Kalama-Kanaio Trail Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 4 miles
Hike this historic trail, passing through the Palau’ea and Keauhou ahupua’a, and learning about their history with archaeologist Dr. Jeanne Schaaf and Hawaiian cultural guides. Some rough terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants 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

Saturday, March 7
Pauwela lighthouse and tide pools (C/E)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Moderate, with some steep muddy sections. Dramatic coastal views and tidepools. Meet 9 am at Ha’ikū Community Center. Bring lunch, water and footwear good for slippery rocks. Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>; please provide cell phone

Sunday, March 8
Native Planting with Hui o Nā Wai ‘Ehā  (C/E/S)
Waikapū, 1.5 miles
We will plant native seedlings in a Community-managed preserve above Waikapū stream. Meet 9am in Ma’alaea end of Maui Tropical Plantation parking lot in Waikapū. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 15
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 20
Pilale Bay Hike
Haiku, 3 miles
Hike to Pilale Bay down a steep slope to explore Halehaku stream, Halehaku Heiau and remains of a Hawaiian settlement.  Bring water and snacks. Limit 10. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Haiku Community center. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, March 28
Hāmākua Coast- East Kuiaha Stream (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 3-4 miles
Explore East Kuiaha stream trails, makai of Hana Hwy, remove trash and keep coastal trails open along the Hamakua coast. 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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