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What to expect at a Sunrise On Haleakala

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Our family has lived on Maui for ten years now, and believe it or not, I had never been to see sunrise on Haleakala. There have been a few reasons – but mainly having young children and my general dislike of crowds. Those two blocks are no longer a factor[…]

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Sunset atop Haleakala


I love watching sunset, watching the colors change. But there’s nothing quite like watching it at the beach. Except perhaps from atop the highest mountain. Yesterday we dropped our turkeys off at an upcountry imu (here’s a link to last year’s imu roast for lots more info!) and then continued[…]

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Free Admission to Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer. That’s right! This national park pre-dates Hawaii even being a state (1959). This week is National Park Week and in celebration of that, there is free admission to Haleakala National Park from April 16-24, 2016. Have you[…]

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Haleakala News

One of my favorite Maui adventures is to drive up our dormant volcano and admire the view from up top. As an added bonus, I love cooling off up there – at 10,000 ft elevation you may want something warmer than shorts, t-shirt and slippahs. Unless you are a die-hard[…]

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Free admission to Haleakala National Park!

It’s the kick-off to National Park Week! Enjoy free admission to Haleakala National Park today and tomorrow (April 18&19)! Regular admission is $10/car. What to do on Haleakala? Well, you can drive right up to the summit, park and enjoy the view. Go for a hike, check out the visitor[…]

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Free admission to Haleakala National Park this weekend

Headed up our 10,023 ft volcano Haleakala to see sunrise or sunset, daytime or stargaze? Hike into the crater, hike forest paths, horse-back ride, admire the beauty… This is your weekend! Monday is President’s Day and in honor of that, there is free admission to this national park from Saturday[…]

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Stargazing up high on Haleakala!

Have you checked out Maui’s volcano, Haleakala? Just looking at it from the base it doesn’t look so impressive. But its gentle slopes rise to 10,023 feet above sea level (approx. 30,000 feet from its base on the ocean floor). The crater valley at the top is impressive to look[…]

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My favorite upcountry walk

upcountry walk

My favorite easy upcountry walk is Thompson Road. It’s a picturesque one lane road above Grandma’s coffee house in Kula. School is starting again here on Maui (we will see how that goes), so I forced the kids to go on a family walk. Yes, they would have preferred to[…]

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