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Saturday October 7, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Aloha Maui Hikers-

Please join us on Saturday (October 7th), for our special MAUI PRIDE HIKE to the PALI KAHEAWA WIND TURBINES – One of our favorites!

Please meet at 8:30am at the Kihei Parking turn off area at the corner of North Kihei Road and Honoapiilani Highway (HW 30). We will leave some cars at the Maalaea side of the hike (where we will finish) then carpool to the Ukumehame trail head (just past the Lahaina end of the Pali Tunnel).

It looks like another great day. We hope you can join us!

DETAILS:
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Meeting Time: 8:30 am
We will leave the parking area at 8:45 am.
Text or call if you are running late (870.2564)
Length: 5 miles
Hiking Time: 3.5 hours
Difficulty Level: 3.75/4 of 5
Elevation Gain: 160o+/- ft
Parking: Yes
Security: No

Bring: Sunscreen (for sure!) + Dress for the heat + a definitely wear a Hat
(if there is no cloud cover you’ll need it)
Extra Water (2-3 bottles recommended)/Sports Drinks & Snack!!

Wear: Hiking boots or good sneakers (slippers not recommended for this hike)

Let’s take on The Pali Trail!
This is a rugged and strenuous 5-mile trail from Ukumehame to Maalaea. We will have a 1600 ft.elevation gain at the top of the ridge at the 2.5 mile mark, then descend back toward sea level for another 2.5 miles. The Lahaina Pali Trail is rocky, and the uphill portions can be strenuous and slow-going. It will take a person in good physical condition 3-3.5 hours including several short stops; 4+ Hours if you are in a lesser state of conditioning or plan on taking longer breaks. It’ll be a significant hike – but well worth it! The views are Awesome!

ABOUT THIS HIKE:
The trail from either direction winds up steep rocky hills to the Kealaloloa Ridge – a feature you can easily spot from much of Maui because this is where the gigantic wind turbines for Kaheawa wind farm are found. The trail crosses directly through the middle of the wind farm. The Kaheawa Wind Farm consists of twenty 1.5 Megawatt GE turbines for a total output of 30 Megawatts. It is owned and operated by UPC Wind Management & Makani Nui Associates, and provides power for Maui Electric Company (MECO).
The trail was hand-built in the 1800′s for horseback and foot travel between Wailuku and Lahaina. You may see native birds such as Nene and Pueo. There are many historical features.

The entire trail is though an area of very low rainfall. Most years, significant storms periodically bring just enough rain so that the parched hillsides temporarily explode with tall, green grasses. But when storms decrease in frequency, the grasses become brown, and very, very dry.
This is also an area with reliably steady and strong winds. The winds will often keep you cool, but don’t forget your sunscreen and plenty of water.

Here is an interesting LINK to the History of the trail:
http://cdn.mauiguidebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Tales_From_The_Trail.pdf

We hope to see you hiking!

NOTE:
This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike.

2017 Hiking Schedule (modified):

October 7            The Pali Trail up to the Wind Turbines (as a part of Maui Pride Weekend)
October 14          Waihou Springs Trail
November 11      Halemau’u Trail  (The Switch Backs from 8000′ on Haleakala, down to crater floor and then back up)
December 9        Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike (and our annual Holiday Lunch)

RSVP Now!

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Oct
4
Wed
PFLAG Maui Chapter Meeting @ Iao United Church of Christ
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PFLAG Logo

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — Maui Chapter. Meet in the Fujitomo Hall at the Iao United Church of Christ.

Our Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.

Our Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Our Strategic Goals

One. Build the capacity of our organization at every level so that we may have all the resources, in the form of information, people and funding, necessary to move forward in our work with the greatest possible effect.

Two. Create a world in which our young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.

Three. Make our vision and our message accessible to the broadest range of ethnic and cultural communities, ending the isolation of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members within those communities.

Four. Work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their chosen communities of faith.

Five. Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.

Six. Create a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy, in every aspect of their lives, full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country.

We welcome the participation and support of all who share in our Vision and Mission and who hope to realize our goals.

Posted by Admin on September 16, 2017

Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:30 PM

Join us on Octoberber 17th as our Rainbow Dine-Out group returns to Nutcharee’s Authentic Thai Food in Kihei. (google map)

Click here to check out their menu.

This is a small venue and therefore this Dine Out is limited to 15 people so get your RSVP in today while space is still available.

0 signed up so far. Limit: 15.

RSVP Now!

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Oct
4
Wed
PFLAG Maui Chapter Meeting @ Iao United Church of Christ
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PFLAG Logo

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — Maui Chapter. Meet in the Fujitomo Hall at the Iao United Church of Christ.

Our Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.

Our Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Our Strategic Goals

One. Build the capacity of our organization at every level so that we may have all the resources, in the form of information, people and funding, necessary to move forward in our work with the greatest possible effect.

Two. Create a world in which our young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.

Three. Make our vision and our message accessible to the broadest range of ethnic and cultural communities, ending the isolation of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members within those communities.

Four. Work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their chosen communities of faith.

Five. Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.

Six. Create a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy, in every aspect of their lives, full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country.

We welcome the participation and support of all who share in our Vision and Mission and who hope to realize our goals.

Posted by Admin on August 27, 2017

Oct
4
Wed
PFLAG Maui Chapter Meeting @ Iao United Church of Christ
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PFLAG Logo

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) — Maui Chapter. Meet in the Fujitomo Hall at the Iao United Church of Christ.

Our Vision. We, the parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, celebrate diversity and envision a society that embraces everyone, including those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Only with respect, dignity and equality for all will we reach our full potential as human beings, individually and collectively. PFLAG welcomes the participation and support of all who share in, and hope to realize this vision.

Our Mission. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

Our Strategic Goals

One. Build the capacity of our organization at every level so that we may have all the resources, in the form of information, people and funding, necessary to move forward in our work with the greatest possible effect.

Two. Create a world in which our young people may grow up and be educated with freedom from fear of violence, bullying and other forms of discrimination, regardless of their real or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation or that of their families.

Three. Make our vision and our message accessible to the broadest range of ethnic and cultural communities, ending the isolation of families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members within those communities.

Four. Work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within their chosen communities of faith.

Five. Create a society in which all LGBT persons may openly and safely pursue the career path of their choice, and may be valued and encouraged to grow to their full potential in the workplace.

Six. Create a society in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy, in every aspect of their lives, full civil and legal equality and may participate fully in all the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country.

We welcome the participation and support of all who share in our Vision and Mission and who hope to realize our goals.