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by Chris & Carinne
February 10, 2012
From journal The Last State
New York, New York
July 14, 2010
May 10, 2009
From journal Return to Paradise (Part 1) - Maui
September 7, 2007
Dress warm; it can be 30 degrees or colder with wind; bring water, snacks, hot beverages in thermos. Gas up; check your brakes; use low gear if your car allows; stay alert; and go slow. Actually we love the changing vistas, and the quality of the air as you descend at night. Depending on the timing, we also love to stop at Kula Lodge for a drink, great coffee, or a hot cocoa by the fireplace. It’s a wonderful topper to a summit adventure, day or night.
From journal Upcountry Magic on Maui
Mineola, New York
May 21, 2007
From journal Honeymoon in Hawaii
Pompton plains, New Jersey
February 7, 2007
From journal Paradise on Maui
December 25, 2006
From journal Two Days in Maui
San Antonio, Texas
June 3, 2006
It does get cold up there so you have to layer clothes on and please take the blankets and comforters off your beds at the resort to take up with you and wrap in. The staff at our resort were the people who told us to take our blankets, etc. Now, that's something different, huh? Also, take a flashlight with you so you can see the stairs to climb up to the top of the volcano. We did not have a flashlight and it can be dangerous because it is so pitch black.
This is definitely a MUST DO activity. I just wish I had thought to take along a thermos of kona coffee.
From journal December in Maui
March 17, 2006
From journal Haleakala
January 2, 2006
We got up at about 2am to prepare for our drive up the mountain. We were told it would take longer than it did, but to be there by 5am.
The drive was very dark, and it rained at times as we passed though the rain forest belt. It was a bit scary at times, as you could not see where the drop off was, but you knew it was there. We had no problems, though, and just drove slowly. We arrived around 4am.
Take a blanket from your hotel and wear your warmest clothes. At an elevation of 10,023 feet, it is very, very cold. If you want to take pictures, you need to get your spot early, as it gets very crowded. There is a room you can go inside in order to view the scenery protected from the wind. However, I felt the picture would be better from outside.
After a very long wait, the sun finally started to peek over the horizon. It was beautiful and indescribable.
If you have a National Parks Pass, it applies to this park; otherwise, there is an entry fee. The gates are open but unattended in the early hours, and you pay in a box to the side. The gates are attended as you leave, so you could also pay then.
The drive down is slow due to all the bikers. Biking down the mountain is a popular sport. I would recommend someone do this once, because I would probably not do this a second time.
From journal Week 2 - Maui, HI