Sunday, October 16, 2016

National Lands: Hawaii

English: sulfur dioxide emissions from the Hal...
English: sulfur dioxide emissions from the Halema`uma`u vent, Kīlauea. Français : Émissions de Dioxyde de soufre dans le cratère Halema`uma`u, sur le Kilauea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Haleakalá National Park is a beautiful area of volcanic land and rain forests. This is a remote area with no gas, food or drinks. The summit is 10,000 feet. The park is located on Maui on the southeastern section of the island. Camping and hiking are available, but visitors should be well prepared for all circumstances since help is not readily available. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is located in the southern section of the island of Hawai'i. Crater Rim Drive takes visitors around the summit of the volcano. Hiking and biking opportunities are at the park. Honouliuli National Monument features the history of those who were interred during World War II. The monument, which is still under development, is 15 miles west of Honolulu with Interstate H1 close to the area. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument honors those who fought in the Pacific during World War II. The U.S.S. Arizona, the U.S.S. Oklahoma and the U.S.S. Utah memorials are located in this area. The monument is located west of Honolulu and south of Interstate H1. The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail travels along the western side of the island and along most of the southern side to just south of Mountain View.

English: Pāhoehoe Lava is entering Pacific at ...
English: Pāhoehoe Lava is entering Pacific at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kalaupapa National Historical Park commemorates those with leprosy who were banished to the area. This area has the ocean on three sides and 2,000 foot cliffs on the fourth side. Access is only by air, mule, boat or foot. Visitors must secure a permit for this extremely isolated area on the Molokai. Kaloko-Honokóhau National Historical Park is located in the center of the western coast of Hawaii. The park honors the skills of the ancient inhabitants of the area. Pu'uhonua O Hónaunau National Historical Park features a place a refuge for those who had broken sacred laws. The park is located to the west of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Pu'ukoholá Heliau National Historic Site has opportunities for hiking, swimming, camping and scuba diving. The park is located in the northwestern section of the island.

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