HALEAKALA

Basically all land in Hawaii is, or is made from, volcanos. We figured that it would be a tragedy not to visit a volcano while we were there.

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So while in Maui we rented ourselves a car and headed out to Haleakala National Park.

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Obviously we took the scenic route, with a few stops along the way.Β The views were amazing and the surfers weren’t too bad to look at either.

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We explored some small waterfalls and took in the natural beauty of the island.

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When we got to the base of the volcano the road started to wind all the way up above the clouds. I have to admit we made a few stops on the way up, not just for photo ops, but to ease my motion sickness.

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Finally at the top, over 3000 metres up! Unlike what you may picture when you hearΒ ‘volcano’, Haleakala is dormant. So no spewing lava.

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Haleakala translates to “house of the sun” from Hawaiian. It is one of the best places to watch the sunrise but there was no chance we were going to make it up there that early!

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At the top of the volcano it was much colder than on ground level. We snapped some pictures, took in the amazing view and got back in the car to warm up.

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