Haleakala National Park

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A must-do for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The park cares for endangered species some of which exist nowhere else. You'll see stark, volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. Hiking, camping and guided tours are all available.
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    • Rack
      Rack Over a year ago
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      I loved it. It was expensive tho

    • always beautiful
      Glowing remnants of the volcano and outstanding views.

    • Mar_SF
      Mar_SF Over a year ago
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      Do NOT underestimate how cold it can get
      I warned the bf to bring something warm. What did he bring? A thermal shirt, a thin North Face jacket...needless to say, he nearly froze his ass off! Though you dont need to bring a parka, bring an extra pair of socks to wear as mittens, and a wool cap; layer a fleece jacket with a sweater and t-shirt, and WEAR PANTS, not shorts, and you'll be fine.

    • brimi62
      brimi62 Over a year ago
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      A must see in Maui
      As you drive up, take your time.get out and see the sites along the way up.There are some great picture perfect spots. The visitor center is great with a gift shop within. When you finally arrive at 10,000 ft you feel like you have landed on another world. Spectacular views in every direction. A must see while in Maui.

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
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      Maui's Dormant Volcano
      Haleakala is a dormant volcano, as opposed to extinct or active (such as Kilauea on the Big Island). It hasn't erupted for hundreds of years, but volcanologists predict that it will erupt again... some day. The day I visited was unusually cloud-free, which made my trip even more spectacular than I expected. Some visitors choose to time their visits to enjoy the sunrise or the sunset. I drove up Haleakala Highway in late morning, and the drive itself was memorable, as I drove through the various climatic zones from the valley floor up to the 10,000 foot summit. The park headquarters and main visitor's center are located around the 7,000 foot elevation. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle. Remember that temperatures at these elevations are much lower than they are at the beach, so bring a jacket. Note how the vegetation changes as you continue your drive to the summit. Stop at some of the overlooks on the way up if you have time. There is a smaller visitor's center at the upper elevation. This is where you will get some breathtaking views of the crater, with rocks in hues of pastels to oranges to purples. And if you're lucky like I was, you'll have a clear day so you can see all the way to the valley floor and the ocean below. This was a great trip!