THE ADVENTUROUS HAWAII: HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

Alec Hills - Feb 19, 2008
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The exotic charm of Hawaii has been luring tourists from all over the globe. Many visitors come here to look for their piece and long to enjoy a dreamy holiday. Local beaches are more than inviting and the contrasting cultural heritage together with the overwhelming character of Hawaii are a very rewarding aspect of this destination.

 

Many tourists consider Hawaii an ideal place for the less active tourists. However, that is not entirely true. Adventurers who enjoy hiking and dare enter the ‘wilderness‘ will enjoy their stay. Numerous outdoor enthusiasts have discovered the Haleakala National Park. Haleakala, an extinct volcano is Maui‘s highest peak. The whole area is exceptional as many rare species of fauna and flora are still present within local unique ecosystem.

 

Thus, discovering the whole area on foot becomes a truly extraordinary experience. The wilderness encompasses about 24, 719 acres. The choices are vast. The tourists may take short trips around the area or spend a whole day out. A very popular hike is the two-mile trail leading uphill along the Pipiwai Trail. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the weather conditions tend to radically change within a few minutes and thus it is highly recommended that the hikers share their plans with local guides or tour operators.

 

An all-day adventure is the popular journey to the summit of the Haleakala volcano. Many visitors claim that there is no better or more suitable place to observe the night sky than the one from atop Haleakala.

 

Those who dare spend a night at the Haleakala wilderness may chose to camp in designated areas or even spend a night in local charming cabins, built in the 1930s. Commercial guided tours are perfect for adventurers who long to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the history and character of the whole region.

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