So it turns out that the public owns the historic old Haleakala Trail after all. Since early 2011, the nonprofit group Public Access Trails Hawaii (PATH) has been fighting to reopen that trail, which was already in place when the Mahele took place in 1848 and introduced the concept of private land ownership to Hawaii. […]
The story you’re about to read exists because a small, green-gold chunk of obsidian exists. And because that piece of obsidian–chipped and shaped by hands unknown into a beautiful, elegant arrowhead shape–exists, a young man Upcountry now gets nervous when the phone rings. He does so, he says, because agents with the National Park Service […]
Way back in 2009, a group of friends that included Trevor Carter and Brian Axtell hiked through Haleakala Crater. During their visit, they say they found a strange, green-gold obsidian spearpoint. “The energy it put off,” Carter later said, “it wasn’t normal.” The friends say they tried to get Haleakala National Park to pay attention […]
From Saturday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 17, the National Park Service is waiving entry fees to Haleakala National Park. It’s in honor of President’s Day, which is kind of a made-up holiday because we no longer celebrate the separate birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. So yeah, you should totally go tip your […]
You read that right. This weekend, in honor of Veterans Day, there will be no admission fee to enter Haleakala National Park. “On Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 9-11, 2013, Haleakala National Park is waiving entrance fees for all park visitors,” stated a Nov. 8 press release sent out by the National Park Service. “The […]
Back in January, we reported that new research from the United States Geological Survey and UH Manoa was showing that climate change may, in fact, doom the beautiful but endangered silversword plants that are endemic to the highest elevations of Haleakala (click here to read that story). News like this obviously concerns the good people […]
How’s this for some shocking news. According to an Aug. 6, 2012 statement sent out by Earthjustice, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data “shows that visibility is impaired ‘virtually all the time at most national parks and wilderness areas.’” Specifically, the environmental legal organization notes, “Visibility in the western United States is about 60–100 miles, or […]
Ranger guides who are “very well-versed” in both celestial science and lore will be on hand for the hour of 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. to help visitors celebrate Hawaii’s winter sky.
Another Ranger recommendation is that there are no drinks or food available within the park. Thus, visitors are encouraged to bring snacks and hot drinks to enjoy. Tis the season for coziness and those warm imbibe-ables, I think, are best enjoyed in the company of a snugable sweetie.
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The following are excerpts from the new 48-page Haleakala National Park Superintendent’s Compendiun—which outlines the rules governing the park—made public on Oct. 31, 2007: 36 CFR Section 1.5—Closure and Public Use Limits • All public areas of Haleakala National Park are closed to public nudity. Nudity is defined as the state of being unclothed or […]