Charles Lindbergh, the first pilot to fly solo nonstop from New York to Paris in 1927 spent the last six years of his life on the lush Hana coast on the Island of Maui. Today he lies at rest on the remote grounds of the Palapala Ho’omau Church in beautiful Kipahulu eight miles south of Hana. The limestone coral church, built in 1857, still stands here. Lindbergh’s simple headstone is under the shade of a Java plum tree in the church cemetary.
Haleaka which means “house of the sun” is an inactive volcano which forms more than 75 % of the island of Maui. The crater is 3000 feet deep, 7. 5 miles long, and 2.5 miles wide. Make time to see this once in a life time spectacular view at Sunrise or Sunset where all of Maui can be seen below.