|The Trailhead, Observatory, and the National Park Boundary|
|Star Thinking about Lava Rock and Past Mishaps from the Trailhead|
|Doofus and the Pacific Ocean Below|
|About a mile in we went through a pass and were looking|
West at the Island of Lanai
|We passed by several cinder cones|
|Maui from above|
|Star Hikes by a Cinder Cone ahead of me|
|At 8,900 feet, we reached the interface of lava and greenery|
|Our stopping point with the coastline way below|
|Headed back toward the car, we passed a sign near this area|
saying "Watch for Falling Trees." As Star says, "There hasn't
been a tree here since the beginning of our planet."
|The Big Island in the Distance|
|As sunset neared, the temperatures dropped to around 50.|
|On our drive back home, I stopped to take this photo of|
my workplace far in the distance.
|After a couple of miles, we broke out of the trees at 7,000 ft.|
and had a great view of old cinder cones on the side of Haleakala.
|Looking toward the South Shore driving down.|
|North and South Shores, Central Maui, and West Maui|
Mountains in the distance.
|Believe it or not, there is a Frisbee Golf Course to the left of Star.|
We passed it on our way down from Polipoli at around 5,000 ft.
|Pre-parade breakfast with picture windows looking out on the|
parade route. Never can have too many pairs of sunglasses here.
|My co-workers at Haleakala National Park|
|Raj and Aaron|
|Politicians never pass up an opportunity to pander for votes.|
This one was the winner.
|Sporting our new hats from the Maui Swap Meet|
|The most beautiful beach I have ever stepped foot on. Isolated,|
with a cinder cone on the beach and Haleakala in the background.
|Haleakala in the Clouds from Big Beach|
|Back Home for Sunset|