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

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

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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Rainmaker
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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

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!

August 15, 2010 04:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
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Thanks for sharing.  This is the side of Hawaii you don't see all that often.  Very picturesque.

August 15, 2010 07:56 AM
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Craig Rutman
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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.

August 15, 2010 10:10 AM
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Mark Gridley
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Keep up the great work!

August 15, 2010 01:02 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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All I can say is WOW to that! We sure don't have anything to compare here in Florida!
August 15, 2010 04:52 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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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.

August 15, 2010 11:50 PM
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Russell Lewis
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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!

August 19, 2010 11:47 AM
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Georgie Hunter
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Russell - likewise, I'm finding Posterous to be so easy, and there's a lot of good stuff there too.

August 19, 2010 08:00 PM
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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WOW Georgina very impressive Video and I thought it should be featured at ...

EXPRESS WITH VIDEOS AT ACTIVERAIN

Vegas Bob

August 21, 2010 08:40 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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Thanks for the feature VB!

August 21, 2010 09:23 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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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.

August 21, 2010 11:30 PM
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