We are staying 5 nights in Lahaina in January. I am mostly interested in the 7 sacred pools area of the Haleakala national park and doing some hiking there to see waterfalls. Problem is that we really are not interested in taking the road to hana to get there. We don't want to deal with traffic, crazy drivers and really don't want to make any stops on the way. Google maps is showing we can go around the other side of the island. I know there is approx. a 5 mile area where the road is not paved. So is it smart to go that route to reach the park or no?