LGBT & Friends Hiking Group – January 2019
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
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
This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike.
We hope to see you Hiking!