Haleakala the Fast Way - Page 3
Fast begins his adventure at the Kaupo Trailhead. Photo by Eddie Gianelloni.
PLANNING A VISIT
Best Time to Visit. Year-round—the temperature on the island doesn’t fluctuate much. On Haleakala, be prepared for high winds, low visibility and anything from rain to sleet to hail.
Must-Have Guidebook. Maui Re- vealed, by Andrew Doughty.
Good Eats. Mana Foods Natural Food Store, Paia / Maui Brewing Company, Lahaina
- Hosmer Grove Campground: Just inside the park entrance via Summit Road, Hosmer Grove offers free camping, with water and pit toilets available. Trails leave from camp, with summit trails 10 miles up the road. www.nps.gov/hale/planyour- visit/drive-up-camping.htm.
- Kīpahulu Campground: Across from Seven Sacred Pools trail, 15 miles from the town of Hana, these free campsites overlook the ocean. Water and flush toilets available. www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/ drive-up-camping.htm.
- Oluwalu: $10/ night, camp next to the ocean, seven miles from Lahaina. Great snorkeling nearby. Pit toilets, water and showers. www.campolowalu.com.
- YMCA camp: Located between Paia and Hana, this camp offers showers, flush toilets and a large deck for watching sunsets. Dorms or camping for $20/night. www. mauiymca.org.
- Rainbow Surf Hostel: Friendly staff and great location in town of Paia. Dorm rooms and private beds available. Call for pricing. www. mauirainbowsurfhostel.com