LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – April 2017

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017

Saturday April 8, 2017 8:00 AM Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on April 8th as we hike: La Perouse Bay with a new return via the new “stairway” from the coral beach to the Kings Trail! La Perouse Bay on Maui is located on the southwest corner of the island. It’s an incredibly beautiful location for swimming, snorkeling and hiking in the early hours of the day. The La Perouse Bay was named after the French explorer Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Perouse, who mapped the area in 1786.   According to legend, the bay was once haunted by Huaka I po or the Night Marchers who caused mischief at night.  It is absolutely beautiful — bring your phone/camera! Time: 8:30 am. Please be on time as we’ll leave the parking lot by 8:45. If you are running late, please call or text 870.2564 to let us know. Meet: at Cafe @ La Plage in the Dolphin Plaza (2395 South Kihei Road) LGBTQ owned cafe with amazing coffee, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, sandwiches and paninis! Please come early and enjoy ! Bring: Hat, sunscreen, water/sports drink and a snack. Wear: Hiking shoes or good sneakers (no slippers, etc. — the A’a lava here can be pretty sharp.) Difficulty: 2.5 of 5 Directions to Trail Head: Take Kihei Road (31) going south past Makena State Park.   From there we continue 5 miles through the Ahini-Kinau Natural Area Reserve to La Perouse Bay.   Park where the road ends.  We’ll meet at marked trailhead south side of the parking lot. Length: Our path will take us 2+/- miles each way – total 4+/- miles. We’ll start on the Hoapili Trail (King’s Trail). Then after a mile or so on the King’s Trail we will head toward Lighthouse Point and continue our hike along the ocean. For those of you who hiked this trail with us in the past, you’ll remember that along the way there is a ocean wave fed pool that some hikers enjoyed. We’ll take a break there before hiking down to the coral beach and vibrant salt ponds. This year we will be heading back along a new path through the “lava stairs” and then back to the formal  Kings Trail. This is always one of our most talked about hikes. We should be back at the La Perouse parking area by 12:30pm. As always, please remember that this is a non-sponsored Hike.  All participants accept full responsibility for their safety by choosing to participate in the Hike.  2017 Hiking Schedule: (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!) April 8                 La Perouse Bay Hike May 13                 Waihe’e Ridge Trail June 10                Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike July 8                   Poli Poli Forest Trails August 12            Iao Table Lands Trail (if reopened by then) September 9       Kapalua Coastal Trail October 7       ...

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Rainbow Dine Out April – Three’s Bar & Grill

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017

Tuesday April 18, 2017 6:00 PM Join us on April 18th as our Rainbow Dine-Out group gathers together at Three’s Bar & Grill, 1845 S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei!  (google map) Three’s was closed for several months after a kitchen fire last fall and recently reopened their doors. They are proud to reopen with some enhancements to not only the kitchen and decor but also their menu! This Dine Out is limited to 20 people so RSVP today!   16 signed up so far. Limit: 20. Event date is past Event Types: Rainbow Dine-Out...

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LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – May 2017

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017

Saturday May 13, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on May 13th as we hike: Waihe’e Ridge Trail MEET:  We will meet at 8:30am in the parking lot in front of Starbucks at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall. We will carpool from there and leave the parking lot by 8:45 am. Trail length: 4 miles Difficulty: Moderate = 3.5/4 of 5 Elevation: 1563 foot gain (1000 to 2563) Bring: Water and a snack! We’ll rest at the top before returning back down the path. Rain jacket — just in case! ACCESS: From Kahekili Highway (34), turn up the Maluhia Road leading 0.9 mile Mauka to just before Camp Maluhia. A sign on a fence marks the beginning of the trail, which follows a series of right-of-way markers through the pasture before entering the forest. ROUTE: This trail climbs the windward slope of West Maui 2.5 miles to a peak overlooking Wailuku. It begins just below the Boy Scout’s Camp Maluhia in the pasture and climbs through a brushy guava thicket, a young planted stand of trees and finally into wet native scrub forest. As one progresses up the ridge the view continually changes. First one looks down on the Boy Scout Camp, then into Waihe’e gorge with its dark verdant cliffs, then north into Makamakaole Gulch, and finally at the top one can see Wailuku and central Maui, to the north the Kahakuloa slopes and directly inland Mount Eke can be seen high in the clouds. The trail is well marked and in good condition although somewhat steep at times. It climbs from 1,000 feet to 2,563 feet in elevation. Boots or good sneakers are recommended for protection and traction. The weather while sometimes beautifully clear is usually overcast at the summit with frequent passing showers. Trade winds blowing inland usually keep the area cool. Although the area is damp there is no drinking water along the trail. Be sure to bring your own supply. There are no facilities along this trail as it was designed for natural environment day use. Our 2017 Hiking Schedule (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!): June 10 Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike July 8 Poli Poli Forest Trails August 12 Iao Table Lands Trail (if reopened by then) September 9 Kapalua Coastal Trail October 7 Special Pride Hike: tba October 14 Waihou Springs November 11 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike December 9 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike ike 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! Event date is past Event Types: Maui LGBT & Friends Hiking...

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LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – June 2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Saturday June 10, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on June 10 as we hike Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream. Check back for hike details to be posted soon! Our 2017 Hiking Schedule (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!): July 8 Poli Poli Forest Trails August 12 Iao Table Lands Trail (if reopened by then) September 9 Kapalua Coastal Trail October 7 Special Pride Hike: tba October 14 Waihou Springs November 11 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike December 9 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike ike 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! Event date is past Event Types: Maui LGBT & Friends Hiking...

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Rainbow Dine Out June – Watercress

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017 6:00 PM Join us on June 20th as our Rainbow Dine-Out group gathers together at Watercress Sports Bar & Grill, 270 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku!  (google map) Watercress says they can accommodate more of us than our usual Dine Out locations but they do have limits so RSVP today while space is still available!   22 signed up so far. Limit: 50. Event date is past Event Types: Rainbow Dine-Out...

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LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – July 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

Saturday July 8, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Aloha Maui Hikers- We hope you will be able to join us on July 8th as we hike: The Polipoli State Recreation Area: Redwood, Plum and Haleakala Loop Trails Meet at 8:30 am to carpool from the Starbucks Parking Lot (by old Lowe’s) If you have an SUV or 4WD, please bring it along to help carpool! We will leave the parking lot by 8:45 am. If upcountry folks want to meet us along the way, we will stop at Rice Park at 9:15am on the way and meet you there. We will plan to leave the park by 9:30. Please email to let us know if you plan to meet us there. Trail Length: 4+/- miles. Difficulty: Moderate (3.5 of 5) Terrain: Mountain forest Elevation Gain: 300 ft Park Name: Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area Time: We should complete this hike around 1pm. Route: Trail starts at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area at 6,200` elevation, winds through stands of redwood and other conifers, past Tie Trail junction and down to the old ranger`s cabin at 5,300`. The trail passes alternatively through rough cinders, native scrub brush, grassy swales and a planted forest of pines, eucalyptus and other tree species. At the trail`s end is the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a three-way junction, the beginning point for both the Plum Trail and the Boundary Trail. Several plum and other fruit trees can be found in this old camp area. Directions: From Kahului, we will take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400’ elevation, where the pavement ends. This is a non-sponsored hike. Each hiker accepts full responsibility for their safety. If separated call our cell: 870.2564. Our 2017 Hiking Schedule (This calendar may change as we find new adventures!): August 12 Iao Table Lands Trail (if reopened by then) September 9 Kapalua Coastal Trail October 7 Special Pride Hike: tba October 14 Waihou Springs November 11 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike December 9 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike ike 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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