Hiking the Haleakala Crater
Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Going down the Sliding Sands Trail, I reached the
Haleakala crater floor and took this picture
looking into a cindercone's own smaller crater.
This is Hawaii's extremely rare and endangered
Silversword Plant. I found several of them in the
A view of cindercones that cover the crater floor.
There are numerous trails in Haleakala's crater,
and my exit went through a dense fog bank,
emerging at the Halemanu Trailhead.
Another angle of the Haleakala Crater, which
can resemble something from another planet.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip,
"Lava Luau", by clicking on AdventurePics .