Enthusiastic and fit hikers are wanted by the Friends of Haleakalā National Park to be National Park Volunteers for a strenuous two-night backpacking service trip into the parkʻs wilderness areas on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to Thursday Dec. 15. Participants will hike into the crater and spend two nights in the Kapalaoa Cabin while removing invasive plant species to protect native plants and nēnē habitat.
Participants must be physically capable of being in the outdoors (sun/ heat/ cold) and at higher elevations, walking on uneven terrain up to 5 miles each shift, and carrying a backpack with a sleeping bag, a share of the food, and other personal items. Safety equipment and tools will be provided by Haleakalā National Park.
Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 to Thursday, December 15th, 2022
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free except for sharing costs of 2 evening meals
Categories: Volunteer Opportunity, Sustainability Event, Outdoor or Beach Event, Non-Profit Community Event, FREE
Haleakala National Park located at PO Box 369, Makawao, HI USA 96768 Island Area: UpcountryWebsite: https://www.nps.gov/hale/
Location Details: Office hours: 8am-4pm HST
Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui's highest peak. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala's graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means "House of the Sun" in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun itself from its summit to slow the sun's journey across the skies.
Contact: The Friends of Haleakalā National Park
Email: Website: www.fhnp.org