Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Haleakala Crater - videos from Haleakala National Park, Maui HI - quick video tour

Haleakala Crater - videos from Haleakala National Park, Maui HI - quick video tour

Haleakala National Park, Maui HI

  • Hawaiian translation is "house of the sun"
  • a massive shield volcano comprising more than 70% of Maui
  • 10,023 ft elevation, 3,055 meters = highest point on the island of Maui
  • temps between 40°F (5°C) and 60°F (16°C)
  • part of the National Park System

 

Silversword plant

  • "ahinahina" is a protected and monitored plant
  • part of the aster family
  • succulent leaves covered in velvety fine silver hairs
  • lives only here at Haleakala Maui
  • usually flowers July through October and can be 6' tall

 

Haleakala Crater - Sliding Sands Trail

  • round trip 11 mile trek is fairly strenuous
  • bring plenty of water and snacks 
  • there's no shade, bring a hat and sunscreen
  • the trail is sandy with loose rock

 

Directions: From Kahului, take Hwy 36 to the 37 and 377 (Haleakala Hwy), which leads inland into Maui’s Upcountry region. About 0.5 mile beyond Kula Lodge, turn right onto the winding 378 (Haleakala Crater Rd) to the Park entrance. Beyond Park headquarters, Crater Rd switch-backs up the volcano to Haleakala visitor center.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 15 2010 04:16AM

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Love revisiting some favorite Hawaii haunts with you! Always loved the silversword and actually photographed it on the Big Island on Mauna Kea. Of course I had to wear a jacket!

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing.  This is the side of Hawaii you don't see all that often.  Very picturesque.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 7 years ago

My trip to Haleakala was one of the most unforgettable parts of my vacation in Hawaii. Never had I seen anything like watching the sunrise atop Haleakala.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) about 7 years ago

Keep up the great work!

Posted by Mark Gridley, TecKnow Real Estate Agent, Fountain Hills, AZ (eXp Realty, Reinventing the National Real Estate Office!) about 7 years ago
All I can say is WOW to that! We sure don't have anything to compare here in Florida!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 7 years ago

It certainly is an eye-opening experience to see the sunrise up there!  Been there done, that and I prefer the afternoon warmth.

Florida is nothing like this!

Thanks for the comments and for watching the clips.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

Georgina, I love the pictures and videos you've been posting of your part of paradise and really enjoy following your posterous blog. I am having a blast with mine too!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Russell - likewise, I'm finding Posterous to be so easy, and there's a lot of good stuff there too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

WOW Georgina very impressive Video and I thought it should be featured at ...

EXPRESS WITH VIDEOS AT ACTIVERAIN

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 7 years ago

Thanks for the feature VB!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

And thanks to the hamsters at AR for featuring this one!  You know I like doing these hyper local posts.  thanks for the point juice.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

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