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Outings are conducted in accordance with Sierra Club outing policies. Participants need to recognize the authority of the leader and plan to remain with the group for the entire outing. Sierra Club carries no participant accident insurance. In order to participate in one of Sierra Club's outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please call (415) 977-5630, or see www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms.

In the interest of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make car-pooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for car-pooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Car-pooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. Donation for others: $5. 

For most hikes, bring 2 quarts of water, rain gear, sturdy hiking shoes, hiking stick, hat/visor, and lunch.

KEY
D=distance
, the estimated round trip for the day
E=elevation in feet
; + is gain, - is loss, +/- is up and down.
Classification of Hikes: (E)=Education/Interpretation (C) Conservation (F) Family/Fun (S) Service

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Saturday, March 7
Lokoaka Trails Service Day (C,S)
D = 0.5 miles, E = sea level|
Help clear trails along the Hilo shoreline to pristine lagoons, plant native plants and clear noxious weeds. Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes and protective clothing. Bring your swimsuit for a refreshing dip after all of your hard work. Leader: Sarah Moon 935-3475

Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8
Hakalau National Wildlife Refuge Service (C,E,S)
D = 2 miles, E = 5,500' =/-500'
We will help the US Fish and Wildlife Service with one of their conservation projects and spend the night in the volunteer cabin. After working we will have the opportunity to bird watch and botanize. Be prepared for wet, cold weather. Bring boots, rain gear, sun protection, warm clothes, gloves, binoculars, sleeping bag and daypack. Reservations are required and the group size is limited. Leaders: Sunny and Michael LaPlante 964-5017.

Saturday, March 14
Whittington Beach Park to Punalu`u Beach Park (E)
D = 5 miles, E = sea level
This is a rugged, exposed coastline hike that follows an ancient Hawaiian trail in some places. We pass cultural sites, fresh water springs and Kawa Beach. We will have lunch at Kawa Beach where we can swim in the ocean or in a fresh water spring. Leaders: Kana Covington 966-8431 and Linda Larish 966-6337.

Saturday, March 21
Humu'ula Trail in the Hilo Forest Reserve Ookala
D = 5-6 miles, E = 2,142' +/-1,500'
Rediscover this historic trail as we enjoy native plants on this moderately steep hike. It's possible to hike all the way up to Keanakolu, but we'll stop after 2 or 3 hours for lunch and return the same way. We recommend that you wear boots, a hat and long pants and bring one quart of water, snacks and lunch.Leaders: Rob Culbertson 345-8905 and Jim Buck 315-7914.

Saturday, March 28
The Great Crack Day Hike (E)
D = 11 miles, E = 3,000' +/-800'
This is a very long, but rewarding hike. Our goal is the Great Crack”one of the wonders of the Big Island. Starting on Highway 11 near mile marker 47, we will explore along a combination of 4-wheel drive roads and pahoehoe lava fields until we reach The Great Crack. Leaders: Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387.

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Saturday, April 18
Kiholo Fish Ponds Service Project (S.E)
D = 1 miles, E = sea level, Easy to Moderate activity
Join The Nature Conservancy for a volunteer work day at Kīholo Fishpond. With your kokua, we will be revitalizing the fishponds of Kīholo by removing invasive vegetation from the pond edge and clearing old debris.  Look forward to swimming and snorkeling after the service work is completed.  Leaders:  Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387.

Sunday, April 19
Restoration of Keau`ohana Rainforest (S, E,C)
D = 0.5 miles, E = 600’, Moderate activity
Join the non-profit group, Malama O Puna, in its efforts to restore the largest and most intact lowland native forest remaining in the state.  You will learn about a unique forest habitat with numerous native plant species including the endangered Ha`iwale that is only found in the Puna District.  Bring mosquito repellant, work gloves, good boots and a willingness to work.  Leader:  Linda Larish 966-6337.

Saturday, April 25
Lokoaka Trails Service Day (C,S)
D = 0.5 miles, E = sea level, Easy activity
Help clear trails along the Hilo shoreline to pristine lagoons, plant native plants and clear noxious weeds.  Be sure to wear sturdy boots or shoes and protective clothing.  Bring your swimsuit for a refreshing dip after all of your hard work. 
Leader:  Sarah Moon 935-3475.

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Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3
Red Hill Cabin Backpack (E)
D = 7.5 miles per day, E=6600’ +/- 3700’, Strenuous hike
We will go on a long, exposed hike up the slope of Mauna Loa to Red Hill with great views near the cabin where we will spend the night.  This hike requires good health and conditioning.  Limited to 10 hikers.  Leader: Linda Larish 966-6337.

Tuesday, May 5
Kalopa State Park Service (F,C,S)
D = 0.5 miles, E=2,250’, Easy to Moderate hike
We will meet at 11a.m. in Kalopa State Park to remove invasive plants and transplant seedlings in the Polynesian garden.  After lunch, we will be led on a short hike in this beautiful park.  Bring light gardening gloves, lunch, snacks and water. Please call for more information.  Leader: Rob Culbertson 345-8905.

Sunday, May 17
Restoration of Keau`ohana Rainforest (S, E,C)
D = 0.5 miles, E = 600’, Moderate activity
Join the non-profit group, Malama O Puna, in its efforts to restore the largest and most intact lowland native forest remaining in the state.  You will learn about a unique forest habitat with numerous native plant species including the endangered Ha`iwale that is only found in the Puna District.  Bring mosquito repellant, work gloves, good boots and a willingness to work.  Leader:  Linda Larish 966-6337.

Saturday, May 23
Waiakea Pond Hike (F,E,C)
D = 2 miles, E = sea level, Easy hike
Join us in an easy walk around the pond in Wailoa State Park with many outstanding vistas and water fowl to see. Wear covered toe shoes and bring a quart of water.
Leaders:  Sarah Moon 935-3475 and Kana Covington 966-8431.

Saturday, June 13
First Aid Training for Outings Leaders (E)
If you would like to become an outings leader, this all-day class is for you.  Qualified individuals will receive free First Aid and CPR training as well as training in how to lead Sierra Club outings.  For more information, contact Diane Ware 967-8642 or Sarah Moon 935-3475. 


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