Outings Schedule for July-September 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 absolutely required 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 11am-3pm 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.

Friday, July 6
Palauʻea Mauka (Wailea 670) Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 2-3 miles

Help discover rare native plant clusters in the Wailea 670 Preserve and enjoy stunning mountain and ocean views. 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

Saturday, July 14
Chapter Retreat at Hale Akua Farm

Saturday, July 21
Pauwalu Bird Sanctuary and fish ponds (C/E)
Keʻanae 2.5 miles
Coastal hike through historically rich area with spectacular views. Bring water, lunch/snack, sun and rain protection. Hiking down a steep slope to the fish ponds is optional and includes plastic cleanup on the beach. Meet 9AM at Haiku Community Center. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, July 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, July 29
Makawao Forest Reserve, lower forest ramble (C/E)
Makawao, 4-5 miles
Moderate hike hike through big tree forest, shaded all the way and mostly level. Meet in the parking lot across from St. Joseph’s Church on Makawao Ave at 9:30 am. Leader Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, August 3
Waikapū Stream Trail Work/Hike and Swim (S/C/E)
Central Maui, 3 miles
Easy trail clearing along trail to Waikapū stream, followed by a short hike to a “secret valley” 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.

Saturday, August 4
Nā Hōkū – 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 6:45 pm at the entrance to the parking lot. Light pupus will be served. Special Event: $5 for members, $10 non-members. Register with Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, August 11
Honolua snorkel, Lipoa point hike (C/E)
Honolua, 3 miles
Explore Honolua Valley and Lipoa Point w/ Hawaiian cultural sites, amazing views and a chance to swim in the bay. Bring hat, sunscreen, water and lunch/snacks, swimwear. Meet 8am Maui Ocean Center parking lot across from Carls Jr. to carpool. Limit 12. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Saturday, August 18
Wailea 670 Hike, Western section native plant preserve
South Maui, 2 miles
Visit magnificent stone walls and prominent cultural complexes in Wailea 670 preserve, and help take pix of rare native plants. 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 and cultural guide. Register: laluzmaui@gmail.com or 214-0147

Saturday, August 25
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, August 26
Hanawi Stream Hike (C/E)
Nahiku Area, 4 miles
Strenuous. Pools with waterfalls, native stream life. Numerous stream crossings and hiking on slippery rocks in the stream. Good water footwear a must. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Haiku Community center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, September 2
Haleakalā Supply Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 3.5 miles
Intermediate, but high altitude. Beautiful views along trail. Leave cars at Hosmer’s Grove campground and shuttle up to hike down from Halemauʻu at the crater rim (8,000’). Prepare for wet/windy conditions. Meet 8:00 a.m. Pukalani Terrace Shopping Center near Ace Hardware. Wear footwear for rocky conditions. Bring hat, jacket, lunch, plenty of water, and a park pass (if you have). A hiking stick may be useful. Leader: Kalei Johnson <kalei1908@gmail.com> or 344-0006; leave your phone number.

Friday, September 7
Olowalu Shoreline (C/E)
Olowalu, 2.5 miles
Victory hike! Celebrate the natural Olowalu coastline, once proposed for hundreds of condos and commercial development. Learn about Olowalu’s rich history and enjoy a swim or snorkel.
Meet 8:30 am at 14 mi mkr, ocean side of Honoapiʻilani Hwy. Limit 20. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com>

Sunday, September 9
Wailea 670 Historic Kanaio-Kalama Trail Hike (C/E)
South Maui, 3 miles
Explore ancient shelters along this historic road 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. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluzmaui@gmail.com> or 214-0147

Tuesday, September 18
Merwin Palm Forest (C/E)
Hāʻikū, 1 mile
This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the most diverse palm collections in the world. The once-barren former pineapple land was restored by one of America’s greatest living poets – W.S. Merwin – into a lush, 19 acre property, with over 2,740 individual palm trees, more than 400 taxonomic species, and 125 unique genera. We will meet up to car pool at 9AM. The location will be communicated to the participants. The Merwin Conservancy staff will be our guides. Bring water and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Long sleeve shirts, long pants and DEET-free mosquito repellent are recommended. Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Thursday, September 27
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Keālia, 1 mile
Come and see a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds and hear an overview about the refuge. Meet 9:00 am at the refuge office (turn into driveway at mile post 6 on Mokulele/Maui Veterans Highway and follow the road for 1/2 mile to the office). Bring binoculars, suitable closed toe shoes for mud and water, sun protection, water. Limit 20. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490

Saturday, September 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

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