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, November 2
North Shore Coastal Historical Hike  (C/E)
Ho’okipa,  3 miles
Explore the scenic coastline from Mama’s Fish House to Maliko Gulch and learn about its fascinating history. Bring hat, water, snacks/lunch. We’ll leave cars at both ends.

Meet 9am at Pa’ia Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Saturday, November 3
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 Kahoolawe. Bring a light jacket, lunch,  and gloves. Meet 9am at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. 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. Sign up online or email the leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Friday, November 9
Na Hoku (star-gazing) benefit in Palau’ea (Wailea 670) (E)
Noted astronomer, educator, and author Harriet Witt shares lore of our Hawaiian night sky. Meet at 5:30pm at top (mauka end) of Kaukahi St. in Wailea. Bring folding chair, warmer clothes, and shielded flashlights. Donation: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register online or with Rob Weltman <contact@mauisierraclub.org>.

Sunday, November 11
Wailea 670 Historical Hike w/ guest Archaeologist (C/E/S)
South Maui, 2 miles
Help clean and stabilize Hawaiian archaeological sites in Wailea 670 preserve and enjoy the unique terrain.  Rugged area. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Gloves and hand tools provided. 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, November 18
Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail C/E)
West side, 3.5 miles
Mostly level. Hike spectacular Kapalua Resort Coastal Trail with optional swim/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>

Saturday, November 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 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, December 9
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 8:30 am. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com>

Saturday, December 15
Old 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 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

Friday, December 21
Kīhei Coastal Trail and Beach Cleanup (C/E/S)
Stroll along the Kīhei Coastal Trail between Kamaole 3 Beach and Keawakapu Beach while collecting trash before it makes it into our ocean and harms wildlife. Afterwards you can join a fun snorkel to remove fishing gear from our reefs. We will see plenty of green sea turtles and other ocean life from land and sea. Meet Kamaole 3 Beach Park parking lot south end at 8am. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, December 23
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 9:00 a.m. 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 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

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

Saturday, January 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 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)
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

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. Kaunoa Senior 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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