Maui Hiking Guide

Summit District Haleakala National Park stretches from the rugged Ki-pahulu coastline up through rainforest and shrubland to the summit of the volcano.  Much of the rainforest and upper slopes are designated wilderness, ensuring that the primeval character of the area will remain.  Though many people refer to the summit’s cinder …

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Equipment Essentials II

A longer term adventure essentials list for your use… Medicine: Insect repellent Aspirin Bandages Water purification tablets (such as iodine tablets) Prescription medicines and copies of prescriptions (including for eyeglasses) Sunscreen Malaria pills, such as Mefloquine, taken once a week, one week prior to trip, during the trip and then …

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Equipment Essentials I

Clothing Use the layering technique to help prevent you from getting wet and cold. Clothing such as polypropylene, and wool better retain their insulating properties when wet. Gor-tex helps repel water, yet has some breathability. Avoid wearing cotton fabrics. Long underwear – thin under layer Wool sweater or pile jacket …

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