Maui’s Haleakala Volcano Continued

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Maui’s Haleakala Volcano Continued…

Natural History at its finest
As you arrive to the Kipahulu Area, you are apt to first see such natural beauties as the rocky coastlines, the gorgeous vegetation or the incredible waterfalls and streams. However, if you really look around you, you will witness Hawaii’s natural history via its many layers of geological life.

Experience the Wildnerness
For those that enjoy a good hike, Haleakala may just be what you are looking for. The Haleakala experience allows you the option of a one day hike that allows you to enjoy the miles of open space or you can sign up for a backpack overnight trip and be with the natural resources throughout the different times.
A Breathtaking View
With Haleakala reaching an elevation of 10,023 feet above the ocean you will be able to see much of the island for miles and miles by day and a star filled sky at night. There are so many stars you will think you are part of the Milky Way. Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours a day for you to enjoy. One tip that you need to know that during the day it gets very cold up there, but if you are staying over or in to the night, you will reach freezing temperatures, so prepare with warm clothing and blankets.
Experience Native Hawaii
Within the Haleakala Summit Area you can experience a variety of what is native to this part of Hawaii. Your chances are high of encountering:
– Pink lines that appear on the nohoanu’s creamy petals (this is a Hawaiian Geranium)
– The Hawaiian dark-rumped petrel and its haunting call
– The Hawaiian honeycreeper
And so much more to this great ecosystem.
The Ranger Station
Want to get to know the area better? Stop by the visitor center for written information, but there is usually a park ranger on hand to answer your many questions. Rangers are also known to meet you at the top of the mountain and offer a talk on the sites natural surroundings and beginnings.
The Most Anticipated Bike Ride Ever
You see the experience go by you as you drive up to the summit or it is listed in all the Maui “To Do” magazines located all over the island, as the “Bike Down a Volcano” excursion. If you are a thrill seeker, this is for you. Don’t want to ride a bike, perhaps a skateboard will do.