Inside Haleakala


Crater #1

Crater #1

I have visited the crater previously, but this was the first time  I hiked down into it any real distance.  It might be a mile, but that takes one to an overlook providing a  different perspective than what is viewed from the rim.  My thanks to the girls for their volunteer modeling job.  They were photographed before the hike.  Remember, in only 90 minutes you can drive from the beach to the summit at 10,000 feet (3,000 Meters).




32 responses

  1. Absolutely amazing landscape… and a very interesting cover photo too 🙂


    July 25, 2014 at 9:57 am

  2. simondavidclode

    These are astounding images.


    July 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

  3. The clouds softly contrasting with rugged, gorgeous colors = wow!! Twins are adorable to boot. ~SueBee


    July 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

  4. Beautiful landscape captures!


    July 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

  5. Astounding images…especially love the contrast with the clouds.


    July 25, 2014 at 11:55 am

  6. Thanks for sharing these. They are beautiful.


    July 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  7. it is interesting how beautiful photos of craters can be…


    July 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

  8. I have a thing about natural disasters. I like them aesthetically. Your being able to be there near a volcano is a very special thing for me. I love the smokey-ness also. It goes with your natural ability to work with clouds so well ! I think! Nice work, Ron!


    July 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    • Thank you Hollis. As far as disasters go, the last time Haleakala erupted was over 250 years ago. Go over to the big island and you can see hot lava pouring into the ocean 24/7.


      July 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      • I would love to! A wish!


        July 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        • The big island is a really nice spot, I was there a year ago April. Try the Hawaii menu button in the header and scroll down past Maui and Kauai. Volcanoes National park is unearthly.


          July 25, 2014 at 5:56 pm

        • I will. Thanks


          July 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  9. Antisocial Patty

    We did the touristy bike ride thing. We got to the top of the crater before sunrise. That was the coldest I’ve ever been in my life. After the most spectacular sunrise of my life, we coasted down hill for several hours. Next time, I will just drive up and hike into the crater. These photos are amazing! Thanks again for sharing. 🙂


    July 25, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you. Some Germans told me they had to get up at 2 AM to do the sunrise/bike thing.


      July 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      • Antisocial Patty

        Yeah, I think it was about 3am for us. Seriously, I’ve never been so cold as I was, waiting for that sunrise. And I lived at 7,000 ft, in the snowy mountains. The ride down is crap. But the sunrise at the top is worth all the effort. Truly amazing. And now, seeing your photos, I want to hike into the crater.


        July 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

        • Well, next time, the trail is in very good shape, made of crushed volcanic rock most of the way. My next Hawaii trip will be in the winter to catch some whale action…


          July 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  10. Beautiful group of photos!


    July 26, 2014 at 12:12 am

  11. Lovely photos Ron.


    July 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

  12. LB

    I could easily have “liked” each one of these, Ron. Incredible colors!


    July 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

  13. I love Haleakala. If you want to share some of your photographs on the blog PHOTOS HD, you are most welcome. Size should be horizontal between 1900 and 2225 px wide. Here is the link to the blog that I am moderating but which is open to everybody:


    July 27, 2014 at 4:01 am

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