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Haleakala Crater – My Hawaiian Diary (Part Six)   Leave a comment

Ahinahina (Silversword)

The road to the top of the world’s largest dormant volcano looms in front of us as we approach it from the northern side of Maui. On the fastest ascending road, we begin our trek up this majestic corniche going from sea level to 10,023 feet in just 38 miles and 90 minutes, all while navigating 33 switchbacks. There are numerous climate zones on this shield volcano; rain forest on the windward slopes (with annual rainfalls of 120-400”), dry forest on the leeward slopes and sub-alpine and alpine as you near the summit. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted October 10, 2012 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Parks, Travel

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