Kauai Sierra Club Outings

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Kauai Sierra Club Outings

KAUA’I GROUP OUTINGS

Join us on one of these great outings to discover the natural treasures of our island.

Mileage is total miles.

Outings focus on

(C) conservation/Interpretative

(E) Educational

(F) Family/Fun

and/or (S) service

http://www.hi.sierraclub.org/kauai/

Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5.
Note: Women are advised not to hike remote trails or camp alone on Kauai.

Have you ever thought about being an Outings Leader?
If so, please contact JudyDalton123@gmail.com or call 482-1129 to find out how much fun you could be having while giving people the opportunity to explore the island, enjoy its beauty, and inspire them to protect it.

Sunday, October 7
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve. South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108

Tuesday, October 16
Maha’ulepu Coastal Walk South Shore. Strenuous 6 miles (C/E/F)
This hike starts and ends at Shipwreck Beach and is ideal for hikers who want a strenuous workout! Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views each step of the way! This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating craggy rock limestone formations.
Leader: Bob Nishek 808-346-0476 Co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Saturday, October 20
Halemanu, Back Pipe, Canyon, and Kamuela Trails making a loop seeing Waipo’o Falls with great views of Waimea Canyon to the ocean. Strenuous 5 miles. (C/E/F)
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, October 21
Donkey Beach (Kuna Bay) Sunset to Full Moon Coastal Walk. East Shore/ Moderate 4.5 miles one way (C/E/F).
We start off in the late afternoon meeting at Kapa’a Library and shuttle our cars to start our walk along the coastal path from Donkey Beach ending back at the library as we watch an almost moon rise over the ocean. This is a “​Victory Hike”​ to celebrate one of Kauai’s victories over Sierra Club’s past 50 years in Hawaii. This is rescheduled from August, cancelled due to tropical storm. Learn how the Planning Commission was legally challenged to assure increased building setbacks along the ridge at Donkey Beach to preserve the views on and along the coastline.
Leader: ​Judy Dalton 808-482-1129​ Co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Thursday, October 25
Mo’alepe and Kuilau Ridge Trails. Kapa’a. Strenuous distance with moderate trails, 9 miles round trip.
Scenic hike near Makaleha Mountain through hala trees, ti, wild orchids and paperbark trees. Glorious views and ever-present bird-songs reward the hiker along this trail. Be ready for a few mud puddles and a long hike on these beautiful connected trails.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, November 3
Polihale Ridge, Koke’e State Park. Moderately difficult, 10 miles round trip. (C/F)
Please note, this is NOT Polihale Beach but a ridge hike that begins up in Kokee and terminates on a ridge above the beach.
Leader: Ken Fasig 808-346-1229

Sunday, November 4
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve. South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108 Co-leader: Julio Magalhães

Saturday, November 10
Kuilau Ridge Trail. East side. Easy to moderate/3.5miles (C/F)
A gentle steady walk on a wide path with sweeping view of lush valleys and Mount Waiʻaleʻale and Makaleha Mountain Ranges. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. Glorious views and ever-present bird songs reward you along this trail. Hike to bridge and picnic tables for lunch.
Leaders: Vivian Hager and Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Thursday, November 15
Maha’ulepu. South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Hike the trails above rugged sandstone cliffs, and experience one of Kauai’s most beautiful locations, isolated from development, perfect for resting Hawaiian monk seals.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Thursday, November 29
Alaka’i Swamp boardwalk. Koke’e State Park. Very Strenuous 8 miles (C/E/F)
The Alaka’i is a primeval habitat made accessible by boardwalks. The Alaka’i, one of the world’s wettest spots, is not a swamp but a mountain rain forest rising 4,500 feet above the Pacific. A variety of native plants and birds can be seen only on this trail. Panoramic view of the North Shore is at trail’s end.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, December 1
Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant). East Shore. Moderately Strenuous 5 miles (C/E/F)
We will explore the mountain on several trails. Spectacular panoramic views of the East Side of Kauai.
Leader: Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Sunday, December 2
Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve. South Shore. Moderate 3 miles (C/E/F)
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site.
Leader: Allan Rachap 808-212-3108

Saturday, December 15
Waimea Canyon Hike. Koke’e. Strenuous 8 miles (CEF)
We will explore lovely panoramic views of the Waimea Canyon and ocean beyond as well as the upper reaches of Waipo’o Falls on this loop hike including the Pu’u Hinahina Trail, Cliff Trail, Canyon Trail, Black Pipe Trail, Halemanu- Koke’e Trail, Kumuela Trail, and return on Canyon Trail. Leader: Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Thursday, December 20
Maha’ulepu Coastal Walk. South Shore, Strenuous 6 miles (C/E/F)
This hike starts and ends at Shipwreck Beach and is ideal for hikers who want a strenuous workout, heading to Kamala Point and back. Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views each step of the way! This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating craggy rock limestone formations.
Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Friday, December 21
Sunset to Full Moon Wailua to Nukoli’i Beach walk. Easy/1.5 miles (C/E/F)
We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner (not a potluck – bring own food) and then proceed on a lovely walk along a pristine beach with no development in sight for miles.
Learn how this beach was saved from being destroyed by a 6-foot high, 3/5-mile long sea wall fronting Wailua Golf Course that the County had attempted to build back in 1996. Immediately upon commencement of construction, the beach began to erode and sections became impassable. It took 3 months of intensive effort to get the Army Corps of Engineers and the DLNR to issue a cease and desist order, forcing the County to remove the non-permitted sea wall. Otherwise, this entire coastline from Nukoli’i Beach to Wailua Beach would have eventually suffered the same fate as 1/4 of the beaches on Oahu of coastline destruction from sea walls and revetments.
Leader: Judy Dalton 808-482-1129

Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve overlooking Gillin’s Beach. (photo courtesy of Lee Gately)

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