Posted by: danielfee | July 9, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 07-09-2013

Haleakala - Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala – Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala - Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala 

Haleakala Crater - Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala 

 

Haleakala, aka the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the island of Maui. The tallest peak of Haleakala is 10,023 feet. From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 7 miles across, 2 miles wide and nearly 2,600 feet deep. The surrounding walls are steep and the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of  volcanic cones. Haleakala National Park was established in 1916. The park covers 30,183 acres and encompasses the basin and portions of the volcano’s flanks. The road to the summit rises from sea level to 10,000 feet in 38 miles. As you ascend to the peak you will travel through several climate zones, from humid subtropical lowlands to sub-alpine desert.

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  1. Very cool pics


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