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Saturday December 8, 2018 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Waihe’e Coastal Dunes  & Wetlands Refuge Hike

December 8
It’s time for our annual December Hike and Holiday Luncheon!

Aloha Maui Hikers-

This is a beautiful unspoiled coastal trail, with interesting archaeological features. It covers about three miles and will take about 2.5 hours. We may see whales, turtles, seals, Hawaiian birds and native plants. It’s an easy and scenic hike, but there is no shade so bring a hat, sunscreen, and water, as well as a snack.

The following is some information about the Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge: Active restoration is enhancing this critical native wildlife habitat while preserving one of the most significant cultural sites in Hawai‘i, once populated with two thriving Hawaiian villages.

After the hike we invite everyone to our Annual Holiday Lunch at 808 on Main!

Details About Our Hike:

Where: Waihe’e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge Trail
When: 12/8/18 – Meet at 8:30 am at the Starbucks at the Queen Kaahumanu Mall. We will carpool to the Trail head on Kahekili coastal highway, across from Waihe’e School & leave the lot as a group at 8:45am.
Length: 3+/- miles total. We will be back to the cars by 12:00pm+/-
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Skill Level: 1/5 — A Nice Enjoyable Walking Trail – A Beautiful Hike for Everyone!
Coordinates: 20°56’21″N 156°30’37″W

This is a beautiful unspoiled coastal trail, with interesting archaeological features. It covers about three miles and will take about three hours. We may see whales, turtles, seals, Hawaiian birds and native plants. It’s an easy and scenic hike, but there is no shade so bring a hat, sunscreen, and water, as well as a snack.

The following is some information about the Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge:
Active restoration is enhancing this critical native wildlife habitat while preserving one of the most significant cultural sites in Hawai‘i, once populated with two thriving Hawaiian villages.
Protected Property Information
Size: 277 acres
Year Protected: 2004
Land Protection Strategy: Owned by the Land Trust
Conservation Values: Recreation, archaeological and cultural preservation, and habitat for native plants and animals
Land Features: Coastal wetlands, dunes, marine shoreline, near-shore reef systems and riparian habitat

The Land Trust took fee ownership of this very sensitive 277-acre site in 2004. Active restoration programs have enhanced critical native wildlife habitat, while preserving the area’s rich archaeological and cultural resources. Once populated with two thriving ancient Hawaiian villages, an extensive inland fishpond and several heiau, the Waihee Refuge is among the most significant cultural sites in the State.

In testament to the returning health of the ecosystem, eight different endangered species have taken up residence at the Refuge in recent years. With the wetlands primarily cleared and habitat-appropriate plants now thriving, the area is host to many native Hawaiian bird species, including ae‘o (stilt), alae ke‘oke‘o (coot), koloa (duck), and even nene (goose).

Quiet and pristine, the Waihe‘e shoreline is a favorite retreat for endangered Hawaiian monk seals and nesting green sea turtles. Off the coast, the extensive reef is one of the longest and widest on Maui. It’s believed that this reef system provided excellent fishing in ancient times and it is, in fact, still a favorite among local fishermen today.

The public is invited to visit the Refuge on free, guided explorations offered throughout the year, or for a self-guided walk along the two-mile coastal trail (that’s us!). The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust ensures that this rich cultural site, once slated for development as a destination golf resort, will be forever protected.

Remember:  This is a non-sponsored hike. 

By choosing to participate, all hikers accept responsibility for their own safety.

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

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Dec
8
Sat
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike & Holiday Lunch
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Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike & Holiday Lunch

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2
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

10:30am – 12:00pm

Dec
8
Sat
LGBT & Friends Hiking Group Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike & Holiday Lunch
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike & Holiday Lunch

Check back for RSVP or see Upcoming Events

Jan
6
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

10:30am – 12:00pm

Feb
3
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
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Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

10:30am – 12:00pm

Mar
3
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
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Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

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7
Sun
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5
Sun
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Jun
2
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

10:30am – 12:00pm

Jul
7
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
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Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

10:30am – 12:00pm

Aug
4
Sun
First Sunday LGBTQ Brunch @ Nalu's North Shore Grill
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Join us every first Sunday of the month at Nalu’s for our popular LGBTQ Sunday Brunch!

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