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Haleakala is one of the largest mountains in the world. You’ll find it on the Hawaiian island of Maui and will be mesmerized by the mountain’s strength and functionality. Haleakala is a dormant volcano that is full of volcanic rock both inside its crater and on its slopes. You can’t help but feel the strength of the mountain when you’re around it.
Haleakala stands more than 3,000 feet above the ground and lies some 20,000 more feet under water. The mountain is dense, and the park that surrounds the volcano takes up more than 27,000 acres of land. You can go right up and see into the crater, and that’s one of the most powerful experiences many people say they have in their lives. It’s amazing. You can see this mountain for miles as you approach it on the road and then on foot. Then once you see that it’s hollow inside and that the crater is some 3,000 feet deep, seven miles wide and two miles wide, you are amazed that such a place could exist. This is a national park, and the whole park is preserved in order to maintain all the living creatures that surround the historic volcano.
You’ll want to experience Haleakala during sunrise or sunset. That’s when you feel an emotion so powerful and so personal you aren’t sure how to react. The stones that you’ll encounter on your way up the mountain are lighter than you expect. You’ll see stones that you’ve never encountered before on your way to the top. Be on the lookout for what’s known as Maui Diamonds, small stones that are closely related to crystal. They’ve got a high iron level and may assist with creating an electromagnetic connection from the center of the earth.
To experience Haleakala Mountain, you first need to go to the Hosmer Grove Campground on Crater Road. You need to find the Park Headquarters. Here, you can get all kinds of information about the mountain and even get your camping permit. You can camp for free, but parking will cost you $3.