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Making the Most of Hiking in Hawaii

Making the Most of Hiking in Hawaii

As a self-described outdoor enthusiast one of my favorite activities is to hit the trails. I have experienced a variety of challenging and beautiful trails while hiking and backpacking all over Hawaii and met a number of interesting people along the way. I have come to know that there are a few different types of hikers you’ll meet. Some prefer interesting geological, or botanical characteristics, scenic vistas, or cooling waterfalls; others prefer challenging hikes with long mileage, difficult, vertical terrain, or narrow ridgelines. And then, there are those who prefer “famous” hikes with characteristics or reputations that make for good social media posts.

Waihe‘e by Moonlight: Join the Land Trust on a Night Hike Friday, October 18, 2013

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Explore Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge by full moon on Friday, October 18, 2013. Refreshments and snacks will be served before heading out on the easy two-mile walking path. Along the way, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Director of Conservation, Scott Fisher, will guide the group through the ancient Hawaiian fishing village of Kapoho while sharing the history, lore, and chicken-skin stories of this special place. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Space is limited. The event is open to the public for a $25 donation.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 Time: 5:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 244-5263.

Kaua'i: Hike the Beautiful Waiakalua Conservation Area With Us on November 16, 2013!

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Waiakalua Conservation Area at Kilauea, Kaua'i Join us!

If you're on Kaua'i on Saturday, November 16, come along with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to explore the beautiful Kilauea coastline at the Waiakalua Conseration Area. (Click here to learn about our protected lands on Kaua'i island)

The hike is from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

It is an easy hike, and participants should bring a hat, sunglasses and some water. Hiking shoes/tennis shoes are preferable but not required.

Call Jen Luck at (808) 755-5707 for reservations and more information.

#BBTB2013 Live Auction Package: Kohala Getaway

Kohala Getaway: 3 Nights, 2 people

Kohala Getaway - Live Auction Package for Buy Back the Beach Benefit LuauEnjoy the beautiful Big Island with a three-night stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. To make the most of your visit, we’ve assembled a selection of activities that offer you unique perspectives of this lovely landscape. Tour the majestic waterfalls of Kohala on a guided hike, then set to sea on a whale watch—but be sure to schedule some relaxation and beach time during your luxurious stay. Since you’ll be working up quite an appetite, enjoy dinner at Merriman’s Waimea.

Total Value: $1800

Donors: Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Merriman’s Waimea, Hawaii Forest & Trail

This package is a part of the 2013 “Buy Back the Beach” Benefit Lu‘au “Adventures for the ‘Aina” Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of “protecting the lands that sustain us.” By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or info@hilt.org.

#BBTB2013 Live Auction Package: Pu‘u Kukui Exclusive: Heli-Hike & Dinner

Pu‘u Kukui Exclusive: Heli-Hike & Dinner, 4 People                              

Puu Kukui Heli-Hike Live Auction Package at Buy Back the Beach Benefit Luau

Pu‘u Kukui Exclusive: Heli-Hike & Dinner, 4 People

Four of you will receive the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a full-day, guided heli-hike at Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve. A chopper lifts you from historic Haela‘au cabin* to Pu‘u Kukui, the summit of Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains) at 5,788 feet. Descend 2.1 miles on the existing boardwalk, break for a brown bag lunch, then finish up the final 2.5 miles back to the cabin. Led by ML&P's Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve staff, the hike will focus on the unique natural communities of the Hawaiian mountain bogs and cloud forests, and the rare native flora and fauna found there. Follow up your hike of a lifetime with an epic dinner at Kapalua’s Plantation House restaurant.

Value: Priceless

Activities are weather permitting. Weekends restricted. Bring your own lunch, snacks, liquids, camera, and/or binoculars. This excursion is limited to adults in good physical condition (18 years and older.) Persons with a history of respiratory or cardiac problems, or anyone currently under the care of a physician, should check with their doctor prior to participating in this hike. 

Donors: Plantation House, Maui Land & Pineapple Company

* Despite previous post, we are regretfully unable to offer the overnight at Haela'au cabin.

This package is a part of the 2012 “Buy Back the Beach” Benefit Lu‘au “Adventures for the ‘Aina” Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of “protecting the lands that sustain us.” By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or info@hilt.org.