East Maui consists of a huge shield volcano called Haleakala, or House of the Sun.
Haleakala is classified as an active volcano although the most recent volcanic activity was
about 200 years ago. The mountain itself emerged from the sea and formed from 900,000 to
400,000 years ago.
The large basin at the summit is commonly called a "crater". This
crater has been built from hundreds of thousands of years of erosion and numerous
Haleakala National Park encompasses the 10,023 ft. summit of Haleakala and the Kipahulu Valley
Biological Reserve. There are 27 miles of trails in the summit area. These pictures were
taken on a recent hike along the Sliding Sands Trail. It was a beautiful sunny and warm day
in February. If you'd like to know more about this park look it up at
Have you seen the north shore town of PAIA?