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.
(D) is the round trip hike distance.

Current Schedule

Friday, January 12
Old Makena Road to Makena Landing (pt II) (C/E)
4 miles
Popular demand has brought a second access to Maui’s 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: Adriane Raff-Corwin  <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Sunday, January 14
Kanaio Stupa (C/E)
2 miles
Some steep grades. Hike across the slopes 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> or 354-0490

Friday, January 19
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 shielded flashlight.
Meet at 6 pm in the main parking lot, in front of the country store. Light pupus will be served. $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with <contact@mauisierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Sunday, January 21
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

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

Saturday, February 3
Wailea 670 Archeological Outing (C/E)
South Maui, 2 miles
Special Archaeological tour with Dr. Janet Six. Visit prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 preserve, including newly accessible 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 18. Special donation $5 members $10 non-members. Leaders: Lucienne de Naie and Janet Six. Register: <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, February 10
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> or 354-0490

Friday, February 16
Haleakalā Supply Trail (E)
Haleakalā, 5 miles
Moderate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Begin Hosmer’s Grove campground uphill 2.5 miles to crater rim (lunch and views). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:30 am at the back of Long’s Drugs parking lot in Pukalani. Wear footwear for rocky conditions. Bring hat, jacket, lunch, plenty of water, and a park pass (if you have). Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267

Saturday, February 17
Ahihi Bay Hike/Snorkel (C/E)
La Perouse, 1 mile
Moderate shoreline hike on rocky trail to great snorkeling. Bring swim/snorkel gear, water, snack. Meet 8:00 am at Ahihi Bay parking lot (AKA Dumps). Limit 12. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.  Prefers email.

Saturday, February 24
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

Sunday, February 25
Sierra Club Annual Meeting
Food, fellowship, short inspirational talks and Environmental Heroes Awards. FREE. 11 am to 3 pm at Paiʻa 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 <laluz@maui.net>

Friday, March 2
Makawao Forest Reserve (C/E)
7 miles
Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy). Meet 8:30 am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267

Friday, March 9
Holomua Road Past Old Maui High (C/E)
Paiʻa, 6 miles
Slight uphill on this moderate hike. Meet at 9 am on the mauka side of the start of Holomua Road at Hana Highway just East of Mama’s Fish House. Limit 15. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006 and leave your phone number

Sunday, March 11
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 <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, March 18
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> or 354-0490

Friday, March 23
Wailea 670 Stepping stone trail mapping (C/E)
South Maui, 2.5 miles
Visit and help map rare, ancient stepping stone trails (and search for new trail segments) 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: <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Saturday, March 24
Sprouts Outing! – Ages 6 and up
Waihe’e Coastal Dunes, 2-3 miles
Bring your kids for a pleasant, flat walk in the Waihe’e Coastal Dunes Preserve to learn about the history of the area and some of the plants and animals that reside there. Parents must attend with their children. Meet at 10 am outside the entrance to the county’s Waiehu Golf Course on Halewaiu Road. Bring water, snacks, hats, and sneakers. Limit 12 kids. $5 per child. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org> or 419-5143

Saturday, March 31
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

 

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.) One waiver covers all EMI hikes for the quarter of hikes listed currently. 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

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