Outings & Events

Hawai’i Island Group restarted our outings program in December 2021 on a limited basis with a few basic Covid protocols. Outings will be limited to distances of no more than 1 hour from a medical center in the event someone is feeling ill or is injured. Anything over 1 hour Sierra Club requires a medical form from each participant.  Our Group leaders prefer to lead short outings for now. There will be no organized car pooling. Masks are required for orientation and in instances where social distancing is not possible. We will screen participants regarding their recent health status to ensure the safety of all participants and we welcome members and the public to join us.


Outings are conducted in accordance with Sierra Club outing policies. Participants need to recognize the authority of the leader and plan to remain with the group for the entire outing. Sierra Club carries no participant accident insurance. In order to participate in one of Sierra Club’s outings, you will need to sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver prior to the outing, please click here or email program.safety@sierraclub.org.

In the interest of facilitating the logistics of some outings, it is customary that participants make car-pooling arrangements. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them. Carpooling, ride sharing or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the participants. Participants assume the risks associated with this travel.

The Hawai’i Island (Moku Loa) Group Outings are now subject to “ROD Protocol” which asks participants of hikes in ‘ōhi‘a forest to wear clean clothes and scrub their boots, then spray with alcohol. We will publish notice of ROD prone areas in outing descriptions. This preventative procedure is best done at home before reaching the area but leaders will have needed items at meeting places. Please help us protect our precious forests.

Requested donations
Members and participants under 18 is $1 Donation for others: $5.

Supplies to bring
2 quarts of water, rain gear, sturdy hiking shoes, hiking stick, hat/visor, and lunch.

Classification of Hikes (E)=Education/Interpretation (C) Conservation (F) Family/Fun (S) Service

 

Upcoming Outings

To Be Announced!!

Photo from the Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 outing: Kahalu’u Beach Park Snorkel and Swim 

         Leaders: Rob Culbertson and Diane Ware