Haleakala National Park
You have to get up early to catch the sunrise, and at Haleakala National Park in Hawaii you soon just might need a reservation as well!
As the National Park Service approaches its 100th birthday celebration, you can mark the anniversary by looking into the past of the national park movement via original Works Progress Administration posters and more recently made replicas.
Crater Road (Rt. 378) and Haleakalā National Park's summit road will close temporarily to visitor traffic while a slow moving convoy transports extremely wide loads to the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope near the volcano's summit.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park officials say they will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.
Is there a living Ivory-billed Woodpecker anywhere? There hasn't been a well-documented sighting since 1987, yet it still hasn't officially been declared extinct, giving hope to countless birders that they might yet spot this large, striking bird.
What would you think if the state of Washington cast its eyes on the volcanic furnace room of Mount Rainier National Park to help supply its energy? Or if Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho's lawmakers decided they should tap Yellowstone National Park's geothermal hot spot to generate power?
For less than seven cents a day, visitors can enjoy Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, and Haleakalā National Park by purchasing the annual tri-park pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase.
Climate change continues to hover over various iconic aspects of the National Park System -- the glaciers in Glacier National Park, Joshua Trees at Joshua Tree National Park, and now perhaps the Haleakalā silversword plant at Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii.