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Kaua'i Group Hikes, Clean Ups & Service Projects September - December 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.

Want to become a Sierra Club outings leader? Please email <judydalton123@gmail.com> to find out how much fun you could be having!  

  

Wednesday, September 3

National Tropical Botanical Gardens Full Moon Walk. South Side/Moderate/2 miles. (C/E/F) Hike and learn about plants in lovely gardens. Sierra Club members only. Bob Nishek 346-0476

 

Sunday, September 7

Maha'ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk/South Shore/ Moderate/3.5 Miles. (C/E/F) Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha'ulepu. Enjoy the setting sun and an almost full moon rise.  Spectacular coastal walk. We'll shuttle cars for a one-way hike.  Greg Peters 413-522-3734

 

Saturday, September 20

National Coastal Cleanup Day Maha'ulepu Beach Clean Up. South Shore/easy (S) Sierra Club, Malama Maha'ulepu & Surfrider team up to keep this magnificent beach free of ocean debris and litter.  Drive on Po’ipu Road past Grand Hyatt Hotel onto dirt road to T-intersection and turn right. Look for organizations’ banners. Bring hat and water. Bags, gloves & snacks provided. 9am to noon. Judy Dalton 246-9067

 

Sunday, September 21

Pihea Trail/ Koke’e State Park/ 8 miles/ difficult (C/E) Amazing views into Kalalau valley & down through native forest to the Kawaikoi stream. Jane Schmitt 826-6105

 

Wednesday, September 24

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  346-0476  

 

Sunday, October 5

Tour de Poipu Bike Ride. Cruise the scenic South Shore. 13 miles.  (C/F)  Mostly flat but some moderate hills.  BYOB (bring your own bike). Helmets REQUIRED. Allan Rachap 212-3108

 

Monday, October 6

Nonou (Sleeping Giant) Conservation Service Project. (C/S) East Side/strenuous/4 miles. Tend to endangered native plants in their habitat and enjoy a full moon walk. Sierra Club members only. Bob Nishek 346-0476    

 

Monday, October 13   Discoverer’s Day

Lepe’uli Beach (Larsen’s) and Waipake Coastal Walk. Moderate/East Side/4.5 miles. C/E/F) Walk path along a beautiful beach and up to a breathtaking vista and on to secluded Waipake Beach.  Judy Dalton 246-9067 

 

Saturday, October 25

Donkey Beach Clean Up. East Shore/moderately easy, (S) Sierra Club and Surfrider team up to help protect marine life, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Look for banners at the parking lot above Donkey Beach between the 11 and 12-mile highway markers by Public Shoreline Access sign.  9AM until noon.  Bags, gloves, and snacks provided.  Noel Kuehner 634-1711 

 

Monday, November 3

National Tropical Botanical Gardens Full Moon Walk. South Side/Moderate/2 miles. (C/E/F) Hike and learn about plants in lovely gardens. Sierra Club members only. Bob Nishek 346-0476

Thursday, November 6   Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk on East Shore. 4.5 miles one way with car shuttle. (C/E/F) We start at Kuna Bay (popularly known as Donkey Beach) in the late afternoon walking along the spectacular coastline to Kapa’a. Judy Dalton 246-9067

Sunday, November 9

Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve/ South Shore/moderate/ 3 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class sinkhole/cave archeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108

 

Saturday, November 15

A Day on Koke’e Trails. Moderate/5 miles (C/F) Starting at Koke’e Lodge we hike to Berry Flat Trail and continue to the northern section of the Ditch Trail. Finally, we loop back to the Waininiua Trail and back to the lodge for a variety of views.  Ken Fasig 346-1229

 

Saturday, November 22

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. Don Kolendra 821-8291


Sunday, November 23

Wailua River Kayak trip/ East side/ moderate/ 2 miles - we'll be paddling doubles donated by Kayak Kauai & cleaning up trash as we make our way up the river & hike to the Falls. (C/E) Limited to 12. Sierra Club members only.  Jane Schmitt 826-6105  

 

Monday, December 1

Waimea Canyon Road Cleanup/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 346-0476

 

Friday, December 5

Hanalei Bay Full Moon Stroll/ North shore/ 2 miles/ easy. Take an evening stroll on the wide sands of beautiful Hanalei Bay under a full moon. (C/F) Jane Schmitt 826-6105

 

 

Saturday, December 6

Maha'ulepu Sunset to Full Moon Walk/South Shore/ Moderate/3.5 miles. (C/E/F) Start out mid-afternoon from Shipwreck Beach walking along the coast to Maha'ulepu. Enjoy the setting sun and a full moon rise.  Spectacular coastal walk. We'll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Greg Peters 413-522-3734

 

Saturday, December 13

Nawiliwili Lighthouse Coastal Walk.  Moderate 3 miles  (C/E/F).  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, December 27

Nukoli'i Beach Cleanup. East Shore/easy (S) Sierra Club and Surfrider team up to remove litter which poses a threat to sea birds and marine life To get to Nukoli'i Beach, turn makai off the highway just south of the Wailua Golf Course onto an unpaved road past the Moto Cross Track to the beach. Look for organizations' signs. Bring hat and water. Gloves, bags, and snacks provided. 9 AM to noon. Judy Dalton 246-9067  

 

Wednesday, December 31

Ha’ena to Ke’e Sunset Moonlight Walk. North Shore/Easy/ 2.5 miles (C/F). A serene way to end the year: A chance to see the last sunset of the year and return by moonlight. Kathy Valier 826-7302.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

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