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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, October 4
Pu'u Maka'ala Reserve, Kuli'ikaua Trail Family Outing
(F) D= 1-2 miles, E= 4670'
This Ohia rain forest trail is in Pu'u Maka'ala Forest Reserve. We will look for endemic plants and birdwatch at a perfect pace for a family stroll. We'll leave early to catch sight of birds and be back to our cars by 11 a.m. Be prepared for cold and/or wet conditions. Leaders: Jim Buck 315-7914 and Diane Ware 967-8642.

Saturday, October 11
Kulani Peak Trail Day Hike
(E)D = 8 miles, E = 3900', + / - 1,000'
Join us and see the walking Ohia¬Ě trees in `O`la`a forest and the views from Kulani Peak if it's not cloudy. Leaders: Linda Larish 966-6337 and Kana Covington 966-8431.

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

Sunday, October 26
Pu'u O'o Trail Day hike Saddle Road
E C F D = 4-6 miles, e =5700' This is an easy paced nature walk on a fairly level old trail that was used long ago to drive cattle.It crosses lava flows and kipukas with native forests in an area with changeable weather. We'll go as far as the group decides then retrace our route.Bring warm clothes and rain gear and wear sturdy shoes. Contact Michael or Sunny LaPlante at 964-5017 to register for the hike.

 

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Saturday, November 1
Outing Leaders' Meeting

Details to be announced, new leaders are welcome, call Diane Ware 967-8642 or Sarah Moon 935-3475

Saturday, November 15
Restoration of Keau`ohana Rainforest
(S, E,C) D = 0.5 miles, E = 600'
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, rain gear, good boots and a willingness to work. Leaders: Linda Larish 966-6337 and Kana Covington 966-8431.

Saturday, November 15
Lokoaka Trails Service Day

Clean trails leading along the Hilo shoreline. Leader: Sarah Moon 935-3475

Saturday, November 22
The Red Road Family Bike Outing, Pohoiki to Kaimu
(F) D=12 miles, E= sea level
Mountain bike the coastal road from Isaac Hale Beach Park to Uncle Robert's, stopping at interesting viewpoints, lava tubes, the 1950 eruption, tidepools and the new black sand beach. Required equipment: bicycle, pump, spare tube, helmet, gloves, closed toed shoes, daypack or panier with 3 quarts of water, snacks and lunch. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Bring your whole family on this fun ride at an easy pace. Afterward, you may want to snorkel at the Kapoho tide pools, swim in the Ahalanui Warm Pond or picnic nearby. We'll have fun, rain or shine. Leaders: Jim Buck 315-7914 and Diane Ware 967-8642.

Sunday, November 30
Haao Springs Road Loop Hike
(E) D = 5 miles, E= 1,900', +400/- 1000'
Hike near Waiohinu on the southern end of the Big Island. We start at the Kiolakaa Ranger Station and end at the bottom of Haao Springs Road where it meets Highway 11. The hike transits a one way distance of 5 miles on jeep roads which are very steep.  Leaders: Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387.

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Saturday, December 6
Makaopuhi Crater Hike (E) D=8.5 miles, E= 1000', Starting elevation: 3000'
Enjoy fantastic views of Mauna Ulu and Makaopuhi Crater on this moderate hike. Starts at Napau Trail parking lot and ends at Kealakomo Lookout on the Chain of Craters Road. Leaders: Kana Covington 966-8431 and Linda Larish 966-6337.

Saturday, December 20
Restoration of Keau`ohana Rainforest (S, E,C) D = 0.5 miles, E = 600'
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, rain gear, good boots and a willingness to work. Leaders: Kana Covington 966-8431 and Linda Larish 966-6337.

Sunday, December 28
Volcanoes NP Loop Hike, Waldron Ledge, through Kilauea Iki Crater and back via Kilauea Iki Rim
(E) D = 6 miles, E= 3,700', +400/- 400'
This hike is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We will start and end at the Visitors Center, and cover a one way distance of 6 miles on well maintained park trails.
Leaders: Diane Ware 967-8642 and Rich Vogler 328-8387.


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