Kaua'i Group Hikes, Clean Ups & Service Projects January - 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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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 22 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. Allan Rachap 212-3108
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
Saturday, April 5 Okole'hau/ North shore/ moderate (C/F) A steady incline forest walk ends in panoramic North shore views of Hanalei, its bay & the river valley. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Sunday, April 13 Maha'ulepu and Makauwahi Cave /South Shore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the sinkhole/cave archaeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Friday, April 18 to Sunday, April 20 Celebrate the earth with a weekend in Koke’e. (C/E/S) Bunkroom accommodations Friday and Saturday nights ($30 for 2 nights) at the CCC camp in Koke’e. Time for a night walk Friday evening, volunteer with Kokua Koke’e. Saturday with the option of a hike on Sunday. (See April 20 hike description.) Must sign up by April 12th. For more information call Kathy Valier 826-7302
Sunday, April 20 Honopu/ Koke’e/ strenuous/ 4 miles (C/E) This un-maintained trail through native forest provides spectacular birds-eye views of the NaPali coast & Honopu valley at the end. This hike is open to people spending the weekend at Koke’e for our Earth Weekend as well as to people who want to come up for the Honopu hike only. The hike leader will be up at Koke’e where there is no cell phone coverage, so must CALL BEFORE APRIL 18. Jane Schmitt 836-6105
Wednesday, April 23 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, April 26 Donkey Beach CleanUp. 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. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, May 4 Shore walk to Pila’a Beach North Shore/Moderate/2 miles. A morning walk to a secluded beach. Kathy Valier 826-7302.
Sunday, May 11 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 watching whales along the way. Enjoy the setting sun and an almost full moon rise. Spectacular coastal walk.We'll shuttle cars for a one-way hike. Greg Peters and Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, May 18 Maha'ulepu and Makauwahi Cave /South Shore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu and visit the sinkhole/cave archaeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Sunday, June 1 Hanakapi'ai Falls/ North Shore/ Strenuous/ 8 miles (C/E) Kauai's famous Kalalau trail offers stunning coastal views along the NaPali coast & includes a side trip to the beautiful
Hanakapi'ai falls. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Saturday, June 7 Ho'opi'i Falls/ East Side/3 miles/moderate. (C/F) You'll be in for a delightful surprise discovering this forest trail along a river featuring two beautiful waterfalls. Greg Peters and Judy Dalton 246-9067
Wednesday, June 11 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
Saturday, June 14 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 June 21 Berry Flat Trail, Koke’e. Moderate/4 miles. (E/F) Lovely forested hike with sugi pine and redwood groves. Erica Watson and Denny Jackson 647-0727
Sunday, June 22 Maha'ulepu and Makauwahi Cave /South Shore/moderate/4 miles. (C/E/F) Enjoy the majestic, rugged ancient sand-dune area of Maha`ulepu. Visit the sinkhole/cave archaeological site. Allan Rachap 212-3108
Saturday, June 28 Hanama’ulu Beach Clean Up. East Shore. (S) Help protect marine life, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Sierra Club and Surfrider team up for this effort. Look for banners at beach. 9AM to noon. Bags, gloves, and refreshments provided. Judy Dalton 246-9067
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