Tag: Haleakala

Browse stories about Mount Haleakala — the crater in Maui.

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Uncle Rex and the Mountain

Alvin “Rex” Ornellas shares history about Haleakalā National Park, one of Maui’s most popular attractions.
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Fire Goddess

How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
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Haleakalā Silverswords

Summer is the prime time to observe an only-on-Maui botanical phenomenon: the blooming of the Haleakalā silverswords.
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Into the House of the Sun

A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
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Nene Nursery

In 1962, biologists reintroduced several breeding pairs of nene to Haleakala National Park, and now around 300 nene call the park home. Nene goslings take up to three months learning to fly and need special attention during this vulnerable time.
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Hiking & Camping in Haleakala

Experience hiking and camping inside Haleakala crater on Maui. This hike starts at the Crater summit and goes through Kaupo Gap, ending in east Maui.
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Awhirl over Maui

Sightseeing reaches new heights with Blue Hawaiian.
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I “Heart” Haleakala

Explore the third largest volcano in the world in this photo essay featuring sunrise, camping, hiking, the rare silversword and more from Haleakala on Maui.

Be a Hero!

If you care about something, you take care of it. Maui offers many ways to gain that sense of belonging, as these volunteers can attest.
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Space Man

Meet James Armstrong, a scientist and teacher at Maui's Institute For Astronomy, who works with the world's largest educational telescope, Faulkes Telescope North.
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Haleakala Ranch

At this ranch, story is really not about cows or even about ranching. It's about land management. Open space. Preservation of primeval forest. Running a good business. Having a damn good time with horses. Helping the people.
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Managing the Mountain

Haleakala National Park’s newest superintendent tackles traffic on the summit.
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Getting Good and Dirty

Volunteering on Vacation—Hawaii’s Newest Travel Trend
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Girls Gone Wild

A “girl gang” takes on the Kaupo Gap challenge
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Reclaiming the Mountain

How human efforts on Haleakala are restoring a natural treasure.

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