Descriptive Essay: Haleakala National Park

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Waking up at 2:00 AM in the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone was not difficult for me, my best friend, and her parents because our biological clocks were still set on the central time zone. It was 9:00 PM at home in St. Louis, Missouri. Nevertheless, it was an odd hour to prepare for an adventure. We dressed ourselves in sweatshirts, sweatpants, and snowsuits to keep warm. After getting into a van with other tourists, we rode to the top of an inactive volcano named Haleakala National Park located in Maui, Hawaii. This park and the entire volcano is known for its endangered species and sub-tropical rain forest. Considerably, the most amazing part of Haleakala National Park is the view from the top. The snowsuits came in handy as we stepped outside into the cool and crisp air. Just 30 minutes ago we were in 80-degree weather and now, we could see our foggy breaths and began to accumulate chill bumps on our bodies. Around 5:30 AM, the sky began to turn into indigo and lighter shades of blue. With the fog beginning to dissipate, the sun was beginning to rise. Slowly, the bright orange and yellow sphere peaked above the clouds. Everyone awed…show more content…
We can meditate for a moment a day and ultimately change our mindset and decide not to give in to the toxicity around us. Can this be achieved with a constantly buzzing iPhone, a television that’s blaring the latest reality show, and unhealthy pollutants surrounding us? I don’t believe so and this distraction is the premise for the importance of nature. The sound and feel of calming winds, chirping birds, flowing streams is a much better setting for one to meditate and tap into spirituality. The continuation of destruction of these natural wonders will further pull us apart from improving our quality of life. Nature’s importance, beauty, and the effects of human presence can be seen throughout the enormous dormant volcano named Haleakala National
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