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Hana in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Haleakala National Park

Kipahulu: Costal District

 
 
Haleakala National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2008
1. Haleakala National Park Marker
Inscription. The landscape of Haleakala National Park rises from a lush valley beneath a waterfall at sea level to a red desert of cinder cones here at the volcanic summit of Haleakala. An astounding array of climates and life zones lies in between. Yet the park’s many contrasting worlds are vitally linked. Rain that falls on the volcano’s slopes and carves its valleys nourishes a multitude of life forms.

In Hawaii coastal areas like Kipahulu are called kahakai. Islanders migrating from Polynesia settled along coastlines and evolved a unique, complex, and rich culture. The summit area of Haleakala is referred to as kua mauna, the uninhabited regions above the clouds. Haleakala National Park preserves and helps perpetuate the cultural richness of both kua mauna, kahakai, and the diverse features in between. It is all here for you to explore.

Summit District
Overlooks offer views of volcanic terrain considered sacred by many. Panoramas of Maui and neighbor islands are possible. Be prepared for cold, wet weather.

Trails enter the cinder desert and wind through shrub land unlike anyplace else on Earth.
 
Location. 20° 38.82′ N, 156° 5.214′ W. Marker is in Hana, Hawaii, in Maui County. Marker
Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2008
2. Park Visitor Center
is on Hana Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hana HI 96713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palapala Hoomau Congregational Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ranch Wall (approx. 11.4 miles away); Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (approx. 11.5 miles away); a different marker also named Haleakala National Park (approx. 11.6 miles away); Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense- (approx. 12.9 miles away); Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pools of Oheo in Kipahulu Area of Haleakala National Park. Here at the ocean, the history of the Kipahulu area with it's pools and famous residents is important to learn. Pipiwai trail that leads up to one of the largest waterfalls on the island the pools hold special historical significance as well. (Submitted on December 31, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
View from the grounds of the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2008
3. View from the grounds of the Visitor Center
On the grounds of the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2008
4. On the grounds of the Visitor Center
On the grounds of the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 7, 2008
5. On the grounds of the Visitor Center
Haleakala National Park, as mentioned, Overlooks offer views of volcanic terrain image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2000
6. Haleakala National Park, as mentioned, Overlooks offer views of volcanic terrain
Haleakala National Park Coastline image. Click for full size.
By Doug Bowser, circa 2003
7. Haleakala National Park Coastline
Haleakala National Park, the uninhabited regions above the clouds, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2000
8. Haleakala National Park, the uninhabited regions above the clouds, as mentioned
see roadway and auto at lower left
Haleakala National Park , Trails enter the cinder desert , as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2000
9. Haleakala National Park , Trails enter the cinder desert , as mentioned
click on picture for larger view
Haleakala National Park trail close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2000
10. Haleakala National Park trail close-up
red desert of cinder cones as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 696 times since then and 97 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6. submitted on December 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on December 31, 2013.   8, 9, 10. submitted on December 30, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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