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Haleakala

The “House of the Sun” is more than Maui’s most visible landmark. The 10,023-foot volcano, dormant since the 1600s, is also where legend says the demi-god Maui lassoed the sun, forcing it to slow its path across the sky. (Now you know why the day is 24 hours long.) This storied mountain can be mined for all sorts of stories – Hawaiian myth and history, its volcanic past and future, its astronomical observatories, its role as a model of environmental conservation, and as a stunning campground with miles of amazing hiking trails. Plus there is the singular experience of watching the sun rise from the summit. Wow.