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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, September 8
Papaʻaea Reservoir (C/E)
East Maui, 5 miles
Moderate, uphill hike above Hana Highway in lush East Maui watershed. Eat lunch and swim at a beautiful pool with waterfall. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (see above). Bring lunch, water and bathing suit. Meet at the Haiku Community Center at 8:30 am. Limit 18. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Monday September 9
Wailea 670 Adventure (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help search for seven unlocated Hawaiian cultural sites documented in 2000-2005 and now said to be “missing!!”  Plenty of clues. Fun adventure. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water & hiking stick. Meet 4:00 pm at top of Kaukahi Road in Wailea. Limit 18. Leader: Lucienne de Naie with guidance by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Register: <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Wednesday, September 11
Seed collection in West Maui (C/E/S)
West Maui
Meet 9AM at the Puʻu Kukui Preserve baseyard to head out and collect native plant seeds, the first step in the reforestation process. Directions and instructions will be provided on accepted registration. Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve is the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawaiʻi. Extending across more than 9,000 acres from ma uka to ma kai of Mauna Kahālāwai on Mauiʻs West side, it is home to some of the rarest endangered flora and fauna in the islands. Limit 9. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, September 20
ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu to anchialine pools (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Moderate. Rare access to this protected area across the lava field, led by Jeff Bagshaw, Volunteer Coordinator of the DLNR for ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge about the plant and animal life of this sensitive region. Meet 1pm 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>

Saturday, September 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

Wednesday, October 9
Nursery Planting for Puʻu Kukui Preserve (C/E/S)
We will plant native seeds – collected earlier – at the Puʻu Kukui Preserve nursery to provide seedlings for outplanting later in West Maui. This is part 2 of a 3-part series of collaborations with the Puʻu Kukui Preserve. Directions will be provided on registration. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, October 11
Wailea 670  Archaeology Hike  (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Explore a hidden world above Wailea resort. Visit Hawaiian habitations, shrines and pathways. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 4:00 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

Friday, October 18
Waiheʻe Ridge Reforestation Outing (C/E/S)
This outing is organized by the West Maui Watershed Partnership. Our work for the day will involve some combination of invasive species control (pulling/treating strawberry guava, Clidemia hirta, molasses grass, and other weeds), out-planting of native plants, and/or collection of native seed for future out-plantings. We will eat lunch on the trail under trees, work a little more, then head back down the trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good tread, long sleeve shirt and long pants. Bring at least 2L water, a rain jacket, sun protection, a lunch and snacks and a backpack to carry everything. Meet at 9am at the gravel parking lot below the trail head, just outside Camp Maluhia, done around 2:30pm. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, October 20
Hana’ula Ridge Service Outing & Hike (C/E/S)
Ma’alaea, 1 to 2 miles
Help Maui Cultural Lands maintain native plant habitat on state land near Kaheawa Wind Farm. Hike to Ohia forest nearby.  Panoramic views. Bring lunch and gloves. Be prepared for rain/mist and chilly temperatures. Meet 8:30 am at Ma’alaea Ocean center parking lot (Carl’s Jr. end).  Four wheel drive vehicles needed for access, please contact leader if you have 4WD. Limit 10. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, October 26
Hāmākua Coastline Hike  (C/E)
From Maliko Gulch to Pauwela, Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Enjoy the views and explore hidden coves along this traditional fishing trail. Bring water/hat/lunch/sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <lauzmaui@gmail.com>  or 214-0147

Sunday, November 3
Waikamoi Preserve Trail and Boardwalk (C/E)
Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. Hike into a true native Hawaiian forest preserved by The Nature Conservancy with a docent who will describe the flora and fauna. This trail is up in Haleakala National Forest near Hosmer’s Grove campground. Meet 8 am at Pukalani Ace Hardware parking lot to carpool. Bring lunch, water and rain gear. Hiking boots are suggested. Limit 12. People who have been on the Big Island any time since April 2019 are not allowed due to ʻŌhiʻa disease risk. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, November 10
Wailea 670  Service Day and archaeology tour (C/E/S)
South Maui, 2-3 miles
Help care for ancient Hawaiian sites in Wailea 670 preserve.  All tools provided. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick. Meet 4:00 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

Wednesday, November 13
Native Planting with Puʻu Kukui Preserve (C/E/S)
We will plant native seedlings in West Maui. This is part 3 of a 3-part series of collaborations with the Puʻu Kukui Preserve. Directions will be provided on registration. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Sunday, November 24
Iao Valley Hike (E)
Wailuku, 3-4 miles
Take a stroll in Iao Valley and then be prepared to cool off in the clear and refreshing waters of Iao Stream. There will be some uphill sections.  Bring water, sunscreen, snacks. Meet at Iao Valley State Park at 8 a.m. Limit 12. Leader: Miranda Camp mauimiranda@hotmail.com

Saturday, November 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 <laluzmaui@gmail.com>  or 214-0147

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


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