Haleakala is the largest dormant volcano in the world. This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people.
Haleakala National Park was established within one week of the creation of the National Park Service and ranges through 5 distinctly different climates zones. The park cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else, and includes seashore up to the summit, above 10,000-feet. The road to the Haleakala summit holds the world record for climbing to the highest elevation in the shortest distance (38 miles). The vast moonlike crater floor with its towering cindercones is a geological wonder. The summit area of the Park provides one of the top ten sites for night star viewing.
We'll camp at Kipahulu Campground near the ocean, and help with the stewardship of this park including trail maintenance, removing invasive plants, and campsite restoration. Be prepared to hike several miles each day, and for warm and humid to cold and wet weather. On our free day we can explore the park and its surroundings. This could include a hike to the nearby Pools of 'Ohe'o, a beautiful collection of seven, tiered pools and waterfalls in a valley that cuts through lush, tropical surroundings.
This project is rated as a active project.
**Note: Participants on Hawaii trips must have paid for their airfare at least two months before the trip and furnish this information to the leaders. We have discovered that folks who do not have firm travel plans by this time often cancel from the trip, and these trips are hard to fill at the last minute.
Aug 6th - Aug 12th 2017
Trail maintenance on Pipiwai Trail
Explore the coastline, hike to waterfalls, relax on the beach, snorkel
Tent camping in a campground
Active : Hiking, brushing, bending, clipping, planting, pulling weeds, and carrying tools