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

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