Service trip planned in crater

Volunteers can experience a trip through Haleakala Crater while learning about and helping to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park on a service learning trip over the Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

First-time crater hikers are welcomed on this Friends of Haleakala National Park service outing.

Participants will stay in Paliku Cabin and do light service work removing non-native plants. A park ranger will accompany the trip.

The group will hike in via Keonehe’ehe’e (Sliding Sands) Trail, which starts at the summit visitor center, and come out down the Kaupo Gap trail, with a ride arranged for them back to their cars. The only cost, in addition to shared meals, is a fee of $15 for the return transportation. Participants must be able to hike carrying a backpack with a sleeping bag and a share of the group’s food.

Visit the website to register or call 876-1673.