Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Park Service Analyzes Maui Haleakala Sunrise Reservations

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Park Service Analyzes Maui Haleakala Sunrise Reservations

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HONOLULU * The National Park Service said Thursday that it would study whether to keep its new system requiring reservations to drive up to Haleakala's summit to see the sunrise.

The agency plans to conduct an environmental assessment for the program, which was implemented on an emergency basis earlier this year to address crowding.

The agency said the pilot reservation system had dramatically reduced the crowds since it was introduced in February.

Sunrise viewing has long been popular at Haleakala, but crowding started becoming a problem about 15 years ago.

It got much worse in recent years as more visitors posted photos of their sunrise viewing experiences on social media.

Under the new system, only those driving to the summit between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. need reservations, which cost $1. …

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