Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park is situated on the island of Maui, Hawaii and contains an inactive volcano. It was established as a national park in 1961 on July 1 and covers an area of around 52 square miles. Around 1.1 million visitors frequent the park each year. The park is divided into to parts, the summit and kipahulu. The summit contains the volcano's summit and Haleakala Crater. A road for vistors to access the park runs directly into this section. Seeing the sunrise from this section is a popular activity for visitors. Kipahulu and the summit are separated by an area that is off limit to the general public to protect the rainforest. Hiking and swimming are popular activities in the Kipahulu section. The park contains more endangered species than any other national parks. All of the wildlife on the island arrived here through early settlers or by migration due to the parks volcanic history.

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Haleakala National Park

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News

Increased Public Access in Haleakalā National Park to Begin May 27, 2020

Kula, Maui — The National Park Service (NPS) is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, as it begins to increase recreational access and services. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Beginning Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the following areas in Haleakalā National Park are accessible to the public Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Haleakalā National Park Continues to Increase Access at Sunrise in the Summit District

Kula, Maui — The National Park Service (NPS) is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, as it continues to increase recreational access and services. Beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020 the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen for sunrise viewing through the sunrise reservation system on Recreation.gov.

Haleakalā National Park Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Year-Long Internship Program

Kula, Maui — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 E Ola Koa (Hawaiian for “live like the koa tree”) year-long internship program tentatively starting in October 2020.

Haleakala National Park Photos

Hawaii Amakihi

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Hawaii Amakihi

Hosmer Grove on Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakalā National Park

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Nene

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Nene

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Palikau

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Palikau

Haleakalā National Park - You can see the campsite - my tent is visable.

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Silversword Cactus

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Silversword Cactus

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Haleakalā Sunrise

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Haleakalā Sunrise

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Sliding Sands Trail

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Sliding Sands Trail

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Haleakala Wilderness

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A pan showing the entire summit 'crater'. Fresh cinder cones dot the erosional lanscape. It is not a volcanic crater or caldera per se, but rather a bowl formed by headwater erosion from opposite slopes meeting in the middle. Clouds pour in through the resulting openings: Ko'olau Gap, left, and Kaupo Gap, right rear.

Sunrise at The House Of The Sun

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Sunrise at The House Of The Sun

Haleakala (House Of The Sun) is a volcano rising 3600 meters above sea level on Maui, Hawaii.

Each morning, masses of visitors drive 2.5 hours up to the summit to see magnificent sunrise. Views from summit are amazing as sun rises behind 33 kilometre wide crater.

Haleakala is definitely one of the most difficult places I have taken photographies of, especially during sunset. Even with freshly cleaned camera sensor, and clean lins without filters you end up with lots of lens flare and dust particles on your picture. This picture is best I've taken of the place so far and is cropped from 2 vertical picture HDR panorama.

Taken July 2019.