Kaua'i Group Hikes, Clean Ups & Service Projects December 2013- March 2014
Join us on one of these outings to explore and care for our island. Please note the level of hiking proficiency and round-trip mileage for each hike. Pack rain gear, sufficient water for duration of hike, lunch, hat, shoes with a good grip. No sandals or flip-flops. Participants must sign a liability waiver. Requested donation for hikes: $1 from Sierra Club members and participants under 18. $5 for non-members. You can sign up to become a member on the outing.
Outings Classifications: (C) Conservation/Interpretive (E)Educational (F) Family/Fun (S) Service.
We welcome children on hikes depending on age of child and difficulty of outing at the discretion of hike leader. Under age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note to visitors to Kaua'i: If leaving messages for outings leaders to call you back, please provide a local Hawaii number to avoid long distance charges to our volunteer leaders. Mahalo for your consideration.
Women are advised not to camp or hike in remote areas alone on Kaua'i for safety reasons.
Note web site and newsletter editors: We invite you to spread the word about any of these outings except for those stating "For Sierra Club members only" such as the hikes within National Tropical Botanical Gardens per our agreement with them. Mahalo! We appreciate your support.
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Sunday, December 1 Maha'ulepu /South Shore/moderate/4 mile walk. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic coastal sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the fascinating sinkhole/cave archaeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Saturday, December 7 Alakai Swamp/Koke’e/West side/Very strenous/7 miles. (C/E) Mountain rain forest (not a swamp) rising 4,500 feet above the ocean. See primeval habitat for a variety of native plants and birds made accessible with the construction of boardwalks Sierra Club helped create. 4 wheel drives needed to carpool to trail head. Ken Fasig 346-1229
Sunday, December 8 Kalalau Trail to Space Rock/ North shore/ strenuous/ 7 miles/ (C/E) Famous NaPali coast trail to the high point on the trail, Space Rock, with sweeping ocean & mountain views & hopefully humpback sightings. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Friday, December 13 Waimea Canyon Road Clean Up/Easy/ 2 miles. (S) Afternoon clean up of Sierra Club's adopted highway requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon litter-free. Bob Nishek at 346-0476
Saturday, December 14 Ha`ena to Ke`e Sunset—Moonlight Beach Walk/North shore/ Easy/ 2 miles. (F) This is a beach walk with beautiful views along the way. We hope to see the sunset along Na Pali and return by moonlight. Kathy Valier 826-7302
Sunday, December 15 Maha'ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk/South Shore/ Moderate/3 Miles. (C/E/F) Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha'ulepu to enjoy the sunset and a full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk! We'll shuttle cars for one way hike. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Saturday, December 28 Kealia Beach Clean Up East Shore/easy (S) Sierra Club and Surfrider collaborate to protect the marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Will you please help? Look for banners at parking lot. Bring your water and hat. We'll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. 9 AM to noon. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, January 12 Maha'ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk/South Shore/ Moderate/3 Miles. (C/E/F) Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach along the coast to Maha'ulepu. See whales off shore. Enjoy the setting sun and an almost full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk. Car shuttle for one-way hike. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, January 19 Awa`awa`puhi Trail/ Koke'e/ 6.5 miles /strenuous. Start at the top of a well-managed trail offering an abundance of plants and spectacular Na Pali coast views. The stiff uphill 1,200 foot trip back up will test your legs. Kathy Valier 826-7302
Sunday, January 26 Maha'ulepu/South Shore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views. Visit the fantastic sinkhole/cave archeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Saturday, February 1 ’Okolehao Ridge/North Shore/Strenuous/4 miles. (C/E/F) Trail climbs 1200 behind Hanalei Valley for beautiful, sweeping views of the North Shore. Kathy Valier 826-7302
Sunday, February 2 Hanalei to Ke'e Bike ride/ North shore/ Moderately strenuous/ 15 miles (E) Take an early morning ride along the scenic coastal North Shore road from Hanalei town to the end of the road. Must have or rent own bike and helmet. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Saturday, February 8 Anahola Beach Coastal Walk to Kealia with shuttle.East Shore/moderately strenuous/5 miles. (E/F) Walk along a wild and wonderful coastline, yet untouched by any development. Spot Humpback whales this time of year. Bob Greene 245-9280
Saturday, March 1 Nawiliwili Lighthouse Coastal Walk (C/E/F) Moderate 3 miles. Hike from Kalapaki Beach to Nawiliwili Lighthouse then along the coast to Hanama'ulu Bay with shuttle to return, mostly flat and easy walking. Enjoy spectacular views along the rugged coast. Ken Fasig 346-1229
Saturday March 8 Jewel of Koke'e, Strenuous/7 miles. (C/E) Spectacular hike through forest of Koke'e, Black Pipe Trail, Canyon Trail, Po'omau Canyon Lookout. Cross over Waipo'o Falls for view of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Bob Greene 245-9280
Thursday, March 13 Waimea Canyon Road Clean Up/Easy/ 2 miles. (S) Afternoon clean-up of Sierra Club's adopted highway requires a little over an hour. Please help keep the gateway to Waimea Canyon litter-free. Bob Nishek at 346-0476
Friday, March 14 Hanalei Beach Full Moon Stroll/ 2 miles/ easy (C/F) starting at Black Pot, we'll walk under a full moon lit sky down to Pine Trees. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Saturday, March 15 Ha`ena to Ke'e Sunset—Moonlight Beach Walk/North shore/ Easy/ 2 miles. (E/F) This is a beach walk with beautiful views along the way. We hope to see the sunset along Na Pali and return by moonlight. Kathy Valier 826-7302
Saturday, March 29 Kuilau Ridge Trail/ East side/ moderate 3 miles . Lovely forested hike with spectacular mountain and valley views. Great reward for moderate effort. ( E/F) Erica Watson and Denny Jackson 647-0727
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