April – May – June 2013
Schedule of Hikes and Events
$3.00 donation is requested for each non-member, age 18 or over. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For hikes, we meet at Iolani Palace, mountain side, at 8 AM unless otherwise noted. For trail maintenance, call Mike Algiers, 422-1048.
Please sign our release and abide by our rules.We do not arrange transportation. However, you are welcome to arrange your own.
You are cautioned not to leave valuables in parked cars.Bring lunch and water on all hikes.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothing.
Extra caution may be required on some trails. You are responsible for yourself at all times.
Keep trails and lunch sites free of litter; treat trees and plants with respect and care. ALWAYS be careful with fire, matches and cigarettes.
Many of our hikes require special permission. For trails open to the public, refer to the State Forestry maps. Firearms and pets are prohibited on hikes.
Visiting hikers are welcome on non-member hikes.
Mar 16 Sat 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY PALEHUA
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: LIMIT OF 15
No Meeting @ Palace
After driving to the Wai’anae crest, follow the scenic summit ridge to Palikea peak. Backtrack for a while and then descend an old forestry trail to the remains of Ka’aikukai cabin. The return is along the Honouliuli Contour Trail. Coordinator Wil Kawano, ph 373-1492.
Mar 17 Sun 8AM MEMBERS ONLY BOWMAN
No Meeting @ Palace
This challenging, ungraded ridge hike was a favorite of HTMC legend Mabel Kekina. The breathtaking summit area with spectacular native forest awaits you as you make the final climb up a volcanic cone. Coordinator Ralph Valentino, ph 864-8130.
Mar 23 Sat Swap Meet / Potluck Dinner (HTMC Clubhouse – Waimanalo) .
Noon – 4PM: Swap Meet (hike/camp equipment only).
5PM – 9PM: HTMC / Sierra Club Potluck.BBQ Dinner.
HTMC invites SC members to meet and eat with our members. Please bring a potluck dish or contribute $7 toward BBQ. RSVP via Email HTMCEntertainment@yahoo.com or call 384-5100. For more information,map and directions click on http://htmclub.org/triple-treat
Mar 24 Sun 8AM @ Palace WAIAU
Kudos to the TM crew for opening this trail to the Ko’olau crest. It starts out as a graded trail, but then becomes more and more strenuous. Only strong and determined hikers can expect to summit and get out before dark. Coordinator Nathan Yuen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-3283.
Mar 30 Sat 8AM @ Palace WAIMANO POOL
(3 Mi/Novice/Valley/Pacific Palisades)
This is a great hike for families. The hike starts on the Manana trail, and then veers right to descend steeply to lovely swimming pools and a waterfall. Bring a swimsuit… and energy bars for the climb back up “Cardiac Hill”. Coordinators Dayle & Jacque Turner, ph 729-3811 or email@example.com.
Mar 31 Sun 8AM MEMBERS ONLY GODEK-JASKULSKI RIDGE
No Meeting @ Palace
Climb steeply to the west ridge of Moanalua Valley, and follow it nearly to the summit, cautiously tightrope walking across a few narrow sections. After lunch, descend a side ridge (steeply) to a carriage road for the hike back out. Coordinator Mike Algiers, ph 422-1048.
Apr 6 Sat 8:30AM KUAOKALA
No Meeting @ Palace
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – LIMIT OF 35
The first treat is getting to drive up the steep road to the trailhead. The second treat is the breathtaking panoramic view as you hike this gentle contour trail around the rim of Makua Valley. Watch for goats & whales. Coordinator Laura Owens, firstname.lastname@example.org or 388-5373.
Apr 7 Sun 2PM ANNUAL MEETING
Meet with your fellow HTMC members and get involved with the business of running the club. Discuss and vote on the upstairs kitchen renovation, discuss the acquisition of three acres of preservation land on the big island, and elect two directors to the board.
Apr 13 Sat 8AM @ Palace KAMANAIKI
An unassuming trailhead for a not too long, not too steep ridge hike to a nice Kalihi pu’u. Perhaps the trail clearers will clear and mark a return route that descends to the valley and loops back up to the ridge. Coordinator Justin Ohara, ph 590-0939.
Apr 14 Sun 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY WAI’ANAE-KA’ALA
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet @ First Hawaiian Bank, Wai’anae
This hike to the highest point on O’ahu requires caution on the steep sections approaching the summit. Ka’ala is a montane bog with a fragile ecosystem protected by a boardwalk. Please do not stray from the trail. Coordinator Darrell Teruya, email@example.com (preferred) or ph 227-4572.
Apr 21 Sun 8AM @ Palace ‘ILIAHI RIDGE
(5 Mi/Intermediate/Valley-Ridge/Pacific Palisades)
This pleasant loop amid sandlewood (‘iliahi) trees veers off the main Manana trail. Expect panoramic views, a couple of stream crossings, and plenty of up and downs. Pay attention to the ribbons, especially when rejoining the Manana trail. Coordinator Nathan Yuen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 265-3283.
Apr 27 Sat 8AM @ Palace ‘AIEA BISECTUAL
An unusual diversion from the usual ‘Aiea Loop Trail seesaws up and down. Stay in a follow-the-leader fashion so you take the right left and the right right turns. Coordinator Joyce Oka, email@example.com or ph 674-1459.
Apr 28 Sun 8AM MEMBERS ONLY KOLOWALU-OLYMPUS-WAIAKEAKUA LOOP
No Meeting @ Palace
The club’s newest hike is a great workout, with plenty of ridge climbing and a hair-raising summit crossing over a sedan-sized rock. Traction devices recommended. Coordinator Thea Ferentinos, ph 375-0384.
May 4 Sat 5 PM POTLUCK (Clubhouse – Waimanalo)
Bill Leary will present his 2011 sailboat trip from Hawai’i to French Polynesia and back. No BBQ, so please bring a potluck dish. RSVP via Email Entertainment@htmclub.org or call 384-5100
May 5 Sun 7:30AM @ Palace WAHIAWA HILLS
This is an enjoyable walk in the woods once you negotiate a stream crossing and “uluhe” hill. Take a refreshing dip at the lunch spot. The exit is over another stream, up a hill and through more woods. Coordinator Fred Boll, firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-0429.
May 11 Sat 8:30AM WAIMEA VALLEY
No Meeting @ Palace. Meet @ the 1st Waimea Valley Center parking lot on the right
We start at Waimea Valley Park (Park fee required) and ascend Elehaha Valley to the Cattle Chute, which leads us by a gentle grade up Keanaloa Ridge to Pupukea. Then hike down Drum Road to a little-known short cut trail back to Elehaha and the cars. Expect mosquitoes. Coordinator Peter Kempf, ph 384-2221 or 735-2220.
May 12 Sun 8AM KAHANA DITCH TRAIL
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet at Kahana Valley State Park parking lot
Explore the depths of Kahana Valley back to the tunnels and gauging stations. Pause at the helipad to appreciate all the hard work that Thomas Yoza has done to restore this important trail. Coordinator Ralph Valentino, ph 864-8130.
May 19 Sun 8AM @ Palace KAMANA NUI
The first 2 miles of this hike are a pleasant stroll on a shady carriage road, which transitions to a rambling woodsy trail with numerous (20+) stream crossings. A final steep climb to the Ko’olau summit affords a sweeping view of Ha’iku Valley.Coordinator Mike Algiers, ph 422-1048.
May 25 Sat 6PM KA’IWA RIDGE
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet across from Buzz’s Steak House in Kailua
The moon over Mokuluas is lovely as you hike atop this broad ridge. Bring a flashlight and a light jacket. Extra caution is required, due to the steep drop-offs and hiking in the dark. Do not hike beyond the second concrete bunker. Coordinator Steve Brown, ph 247-8845.
May 26 Sun 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY KOLOA GULCH
No Meeting @ Palace. Meet at Kokololio Beach Park. Hawaii Reserves permit cards required (see HR below).
Climb a ridge then drop down to Koloa Stream and head upstream to a small waterfall and pool. Swim in the pool and climb up to a larger falls. Beware of: flash flood; falling rocks; slippery rocks; numerous stream crossings; waterborne cooties; and zombie wild pigs. Coordinator Peter Kempf, ph 384-2221 or 735-2220.
Jun 1 Sat 8AM @ Palace WAIMANO
(14 Mi/Advanced/Contour/Pearl City)
This long hike takes a pleasant graded contour trail to the Ko’olau crest, initially following an abandoned irrigation ditch. The terminus overlooks Kahalu’u and Kane’ohe Bay. Coordinator Grant Oka, email@example.com or 674-1459.
Jun 1 Sat 8AM @ Palace WAIMANO TUNNELS
(5 Mi/Intermediate/Contour/Pearl City)
This popular figure-eight loop visits a lovely green valley and two dark, drippy tunnels. Bring a flashlight to avoid puddles and head knocks while underground. Coordinator Stuart Ball, ph 247-5380.
Jun 2 Sun 8AM @ Palace ‘AIEA RIDGE
Warm up by hiking a portion of the State’s loop trail, but then veer off onto a more demanding ridge trail leading to the Ko’olau summit. It’s seemingly endless, with grueling ups & downs, and narrow sections here and there. Coordinator John Braum, JB@htmclub.org or 391-8189.
Jun 9 Sun 8AM @ Palace MT. OLYMPUS
(6 Mi/ Intermediate/Ridge/St. Louis Hts.)
This popular town hike starts at Wa’ahila and heads mauka with great views of Manoa Valley. The trail transitions to “advanced” past the Kolowalu junction as the Ko’olau summit is approached. Coordinator Steve Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 371-1492.
Jun 15 Sat 8AM WILIWILINUI
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet in the Wai’alae Park parking lot, corner of Kalanianaole Hwy & Analii St (entrance on Analii St)
This short, steep hike takes you to the Ko’olau Summit, overlooking Waimanalo. Due to parking limitations at the trailhead, carpooling from Wai’alae Iki Park will be required. Please do not drive up the hill early, or you may jeopardize the outing for the entire group. Coordinator Wil Kawano, ph 373-1492.
Jun 16 Sun 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY KONAHUANUI
No Meeting @ Palace
Konahuanui is the massive, mist shrouded pair of peaks at the back of Manoa Valley. The short but steep climb to the summit involves some serious scrambling. At the top, don’t expect a view, and maybe you’ll get one anyway. Coordinator Karen Liliker, email@example.com or 349-8336.
Jun 22 Sat 5PM POTLUCK / SLIDESHOW / BBQ (Clubhouse – Waimanalo)
on Piburn & Chris Walker will present highlights from the late ’90′s cable series “Let’s Go Hiking” Please bring a potluck dish or contribute $7 toward BBQ. RSVP via Email Entertainment@htmclub.org or call 384-5100
Jun 23 Sun 8:30AM WAI’ANAE RAMBLE
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet @ Steve’s house
Ramble across most of Wai’anae Valley, from the Lualualei overlook to Ala Kepau ridge. You’ll see allspice, sisal, and streams w/ running water, terraces built by the ancient Hawaiians, and the house site of the Wai’anae Plantation manager. Follow the yellow markers to avoid getting lost. Coordinator Steve Rohrmayr, ph 696-4746.
Jun 29 Sat 8AM @ Palace HAU’ULA PAPALI
Two windward ridges are connected in a loop hike and provide a day in rural O’ahu. Ocean views, valley trails and forested ridges yield a good but not too difficult workout. Coordinators Dayle & Jacque Turner, ph 729-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 30 Sun 8:30AM MEMBERS ONLY PU’U MANAMANA
No Meeting @ Palace – Meet @ Swanzy Beach Park
This short loop doesn’t look too bad on paper, but wait until you try it out. The steep climbing is intense, and the descents are hair raising. Bring sturdy legs, stout lungs, and steely nerves for this one. Coordinator Arnold Fujioka, ph 551-0227.
Jul 7 Sun 8AM @ Palace KAHANA VALLEY
This convoluted double loop hike meanders through a large, undeveloped windward valley. Be ready for muddy trails, myriad stream crossings, marauding mosquitoes, and mouth-watering mountain apples. Coordinator Larry Lee, ph 263-4690.
HR – Hawaii Reserves requires each person who participates in a hike or trail maintenance on their land to have a permit card. Only those with permit cards will be allowed to participate in events on Hawaii Reserves lands, which are members-only, due to the permit card requirement. Please call Hawaii Reserves, Inc. for a free permit card at 293-9201. Be sure to check “La’ie”, “Koloa”, and “Malaekahana”, which will cover all the hikes we do on their lands.
Apr 14 Manoa Middle
Apr 21 Wahiawa Hills
Apr 28 KAHANA DITCH TRAIL
May 5 Kamana Nui
May 12 Waimano *
May 19 ‘Aiea Ridge *
May 26 Koloa Gulch
Jun 2 Konahuanui
Jun 16 Pu’u Manamana *
Jun 23 Kahana
- Trail requires a lot of work. Additional help would be greatly appreciated.