Kaua'i Group Hikes, Clean Ups & Service Projects July - September 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, 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
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
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
Sunday, July 6
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave/ 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, July 12
Limahuli Work & Hike/ North shore/ difficult/ 3 miles (C/E/S) An unusual opportunity to spend some time working in the Limahuli native plant Preserve & then hike to the back of the valley to the 800’ waterfall. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
Sunday, July 13
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 413-522-3734 and Judy Dalton 246-9067
Saturday, July 19
Waimea River Walk and Float. 10 miles/difficult (C/F) Start at Kukui Trailhead and hike down into Waimea Canyon and along the old Waimea River jeep road. Bring floatable tubes to inflate and float down the river for over a mile, passing through a tunnel. End at outskirts of Waimea town and shuttle back to Kukui Trailhead. Please call Ken Fasig 346-1229
Saturday, July 26
Nukoli’i Beach Cleanup. Sierra Club and Surfrider collaborate to protect marine and other wildlife, the reef, and ocean from marine debris. Bring water and hat. We'll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. 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. 9 AM to noon. Judy Dalton at 482-1129.
Wednesday, August 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
Saturday, August 9
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 and Judy Dalton 246-9067
Sunday, August 10
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
Saturday, August 23
Moloa’a Beach Cleanup (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 along road fronting the beach. Bring your water and hat. We'll supply gloves, bags, and refreshments. 9 AM to noon. Judy Dalton 246-9067
Saturday, August 30
Alakai Swamp Hike/ Koke’e State Park/ 8 miles/ difficult (C/ E) Kauai’s high elevation bog is home to some of the world’s rarest plants with a panoramic view of the North shore at trail’s end. Jane Schmitt 826-6105
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
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