LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – January 2019

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018

Saturday January 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM   Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on January 12th as we hike: Lower Waikamoi Trail We will be Hiking the Lower Waikamoi Forest Trail @ the 9.5 mile marker along the road to Hana. Meet at Starbucks at Maui Marketplace at 8:30am. Carpool and leave the parking area by 8:45. Parking at the Trailhead is very limited. If you want to meet at the Trailhead we should arrive there by 9:30 We plan to hike 3 sections of the Lower Waikamoi area: 1. The first will be the rolling paths along the Water Canals – lush & green and a nice walkable hike for everyone. 2. Then, we will double back and the second part of the hike will be a walk through the riverbed to a beautiful Pool and Waterfall – perfect for cooling off. This part of the hike will be a little more difficult because we hike through the rocks and water. 3. We finish and exit through the Arboretum – just breath taking! NOTE: If you hike this second half of the hike in and along the riverbed (and we hope you will) – your feet will get wet. It looks like another great day. ! Length: 4+/- Miles Hiking Time: 3 hours (Hiking and then enjoying the pool and waterfall for a bit before heading back) Difficulty Level: First and Third parts = 2 of 5 (5 being most difficult) Second part of the hike along the riverbed = 3.5 of 5 Elevation Gain: 200+/- ft Parking: Yes but limited Security: No Bring: Sunscreen + a Hat, Bug Spray, Water/Sports Drinks & Snack!! Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended). Remember if you hike the second part of the hike along the riverbed your feet will get wet in the riverbed. 2019 Hike Schedule (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!): January 12 Lower Waikamoi Trail February 9 Makawao Forest Reserve Hike March 9 13 Crossings Hike April 13 Halemau’u – The Switchbacks! May 11 Waihe’e Ridge Trail June 8 Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike July 13 Poli Poli Forest Trails August 10 Iao Table Lands Trail September 14 Kapalua Coastal Trail October 12 Special Pride Hike: LA PEROUSE! November 9 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike December 14 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike + Holiday Lunch NOTE: This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike. We hope to see you Hiking! RSVP Now! Event Types: Maui LGBT & Friends Hiking...

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LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – January 2019

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018

Saturday January 12, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM   Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on January 12th as we hike: Lower Waikamoi Trail We will be Hiking the Lower Waikamoi Forest Trail @ the 9.5 mile marker along the road to Hana. Meet at Starbucks at Maui Marketplace at 8:30am. Carpool and leave the parking area by 8:45. Parking at the Trailhead is very limited. If you want to meet at the Trailhead we should arrive there by 9:30 We plan to hike 3 sections of the Lower Waikamoi area: 1. The first will be the rolling paths along the Water Canals – lush & green and a nice walkable hike for everyone. 2. Then, we will double back and the second part of the hike will be a walk through the riverbed to a beautiful Pool and Waterfall – perfect for cooling off. This part of the hike will be a little more difficult because we hike through the rocks and water. 3. We finish and exit through the Arboretum – just breath taking! NOTE: If you hike this second half of the hike in and along the riverbed (and we hope you will) – your feet will get wet. It looks like another great day. ! Length: 4+/- Miles Hiking Time: 3 hours (Hiking and then enjoying the pool and waterfall for a bit before heading back) Difficulty Level: First and Third parts = 2 of 5 (5 being most difficult) Second part of the hike along the riverbed = 3.5 of 5 Elevation Gain: 200+/- ft Parking: Yes but limited Security: No Bring: Sunscreen + a Hat, Bug Spray, Water/Sports Drinks & Snack!! Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended). Remember if you hike the second part of the hike along the riverbed your feet will get wet in the riverbed. We wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and look forward to hiking with you again in 2017 (see calendar below)! 2019 Hike Plan (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!): February 9         Makawao Forest Reserve Hike March 9              13 Crossings Hike April 13               Halemau’u – The Switchbacks! May 11                  Waihe’e Ridge Trail June 8                  Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike July 13                  Poli Poli Forest Trails August 10             Iao Table Lands Trail September 14       Kapalua Coastal Trail October 12            Special Pride Hike: LA PEROUSE! November 9         Kahakuloa Ridge Hike December 14        Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike + Holiday Lunch NOTE: This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike. We hope to see you Hiking! RSVP Now! Event Types: Maui LGBT & Friends Hiking...

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