Maui
Haleakala National Park
Hawaii, U.S.A.
The Haleakala crater is Maui's leading volcanic vista.  
To native Hawaiians it's name means the House of Sun.  
Any visitor to  Haleakala National Park hopes for a clear
view of the crater, which is often obscured by clouds,
mist, or fog.  I was lucky to get this picture.
Haleakala towers above Maui, and this warning sign is
justified, since a driver reaches the crater by going through
the clouds.  It has not erupted for 200 years, which qualifies
Haleakala as the world's largest dormant volcano.
At the Haleakala Crater level, a view back down to
Maui shows the cloud cover below.
From the crater overlook, here is a closer view of
the numerous cindercones in Haleakala.  They take
a wide variety of shapes.
This huge volcanic formation in the crater lacks
the round shape I associate with cindercones.
Here is a round cindercone in the crater with a more typical
appearance.  I adored volcanoes, starting with my earlier
visit to Hawaii in 1987.  So the next step in 1993 was an all
day hike through the Haleakala crater.    
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip
to Hawaii by clicking on:
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