Haleakala Crater and Zipping
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December 9th, 2007 – by: crystalware
After a stop at the Visitor's Center (where I purchased a National Parks Passport and recieved my first stamp) we drove to the first lookout. Today was really a crappy day to visit. Clouds covered most of the views and the higher up the volcano we drove, the thicker they became. The drive was actually a lot of fun with lots of curves and switchbacks. The elevation changes brought new and interesting folliage and colders air temperatures. Now, we must remember I am living in Honolulu where the average temp is 80* F.
Our stop - EcoLine Zipline Adventures. If you have never been zipping, then I highly encourage you to do so. This was our first zipping adventure and it proved to be well worth the payment on the credit card. There were 5 lines total that ran through the valleys at the foot of Haleakala, the shortest of which was around 75 feet and the longest 750 feet. I can't tell you how much fun this was. You just need to experience the thrill for yourself. If you plan to visit Haleakala, put EcoLine on your agenda. (Oh and if you ever watch Little People, Big World, they do the same zip on their vacation to Maui)
The tour ran about an hour and a a half.
We were so hungry we decided to not stay for a sunset. I highly encourage you to pack a sizeable snack and watch the sun fall from the summit. We headed to Auntie Pasto's (see my review in Oahu) for a delicious dinner and back to the motel to kick up our feet.
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