Maui County has issued a 24 hour flash flood watch starting later today at 6:00 pm. Deep tropical moisture is expected to cause heavy rain and thunderstorms. The flood watch will last through tomorrow at 6:00pm.
Although Haleakala National Park reopened, the severe weather conditions are expected to continue for the early portion of this week. Weather is expected to show improvement hopefully starting on Wednesday.
Beachgoers and swimmers should be cautious. Large waves and strong currents are expected.
Starting today, February 1st, if your planning to enter Haleakala National Park and watch the sunrise your going to need a reservation. Reservation can be made up to sixty days in advance. A car entrance fee of $1.50 applies. You can make your sunrise viewing reservation on the Recreation.gov website here.
Friday January 15th The Soul Kitchen Maui Big Band will be playing at Mulligans On The Blue in Wailea. If you want good seats, dinner reservations are recommended. There is a $10.00 cover charge at the door. Come enjoy a mixture of originals and cool covers! More information available on the Mulligans on the Blue website.
On Saturday January 12th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm University of Hawaii-Maui College Parking Lot will be hosting the weekly Swap Meet! Over 200 vendors will be selling everything from fresh produce, jewelry, apparel, and more! Entrance is only $0.50 and children 12 and under are free! Information for anyone interested in becoming a vendor available here.
Sunday January 13th come support the Pacific Whale Foundation by helping clean up weeds at Haleakala National Park from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Transportation is provided for those who volunteer. Anyone who contributes 3 or more hours will receive a free tote bag. Reserve you spot! Check the Pacific Whale Foundation website for more information.
Haleakala is one of Maui’s most sought after activities for those visiting and residing on the island. The volcano sits 10,023 feet above sea level. Many people visiting choose to watch the sunrise early in the morning. If your an early riser, wear warm layers and bring breakfast. Food is not sold in the park so make sure to stock up if your planning to stay past sunrise. Weather conditions are rather chilly, make sure to bring pants, shoes and layers!
There is plenty to do for the explorer. With lush trails throughout the park, people enjoy hiking as well as horseback riding. Some hiking expeditions can last for three days and include camping. The park contains many endangered wildlife. You may delight in seeing the Nene, or Hawaiian goose, Hawaii’s state bird, or a flowering silversword blossom that take 50 years to bloom.
There really is something available for everyone at Haleakala National Park. A true Maui treasure thats enjoyed by travelers and locals alike. Activities and resources for your trip to Haleakala can be found here.
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