4 routes, 4 destinations, 1 spectacular place. Full vid on FB. 😁!
Haleakalā: the eleventh national park, founded in 1916. Originally part of the greater Hawaii National Park, Haleakalā became its own entity in 1961. Featured here: the crater of Haleakalā captured by @katepierogi. #nationalparksco
Chase sunsets with me. (Or maybe one sunset at different locations, cause you know... one Sun and all) Swipe to watch the sun set above the clouds.
I wasn’t sure about waking up at 2am to go all the way up the Haleakalā National Park’s summit (10,000+ feet) to watch the sunrise. It’s the thing everyone tells you to do though. It ended up being a magical experience, seeing the sky’s color change little by little and watching the sun appear above the clouds.
Stevie wanted me to post this. We were hiking with his lady friend and he wanted to take a picture to show her off. Just between you and me I think she may have gotten just a titch too much plastic surgery but Stevie is my manservant and he deserves some happiness. #dontmelt #stevieismymanservant
🤯. Thinking about packing up my life and moving it to @visit.hawaii. @haleakalanps
was everything I was hoping it would be and more. ✅ on another unbelievable adventure. 😧🌴🌊☀️🌋😁🤙🏻. 20/59!
하와이 신혼여행 중,
우리는 천국을 마주했습니다.
to Leleiwi Overlook today with my family 💪👟🆙️⛰
The peak of Haleakalā is just over 10,000 feet above sea level. The air is so thin up there and barely anything grows. It’s like being on the surface of mars. 🌋
#hawaii #maui #Haleakalā #volcano
This picture was taken at about 8000 feet above sea level on Haleakalā.
We drove through the clouds to get to this peak. This is one of the only times in my life that I’ve truly been speechless. I still can’t get over how silent and still it was up there. 🌋
#maui #volcano #Haleakalā #hawaii
Right now it is ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) nesting season! These little fluff balls will change into dark grey and white seabirds. The ʻuaʻu is an endangered seabird found only in Hawai‘i. Haleakalā is home to the largest monitored population of ʻuaʻu in the Hawaiian Islands and the park’s biologists actively monitor these endangered birds.
In October and November, the young ʻuaʻu will make their first journey to the ocean to scavenge for food. ʻUaʻu leave their nests at night and are thought to use stars to navigate. The birds sometimes become disoriented by man-made lights, become tired and fall to the ground. These “grounded” seabirds are often found in areas with bright lights such as hotels, golf courses, stadiums and yards lit by floodlights.
It is important that we monitor and take care of these endangered birds and park biologists cannot do this work alone! They need the public to also protect these native birds by staying on trails in the park so not to step on ʻuaʻu nests and to call when they see a grounded ʻuaʻu. If you see a grounded ʻuaʻu please call the toll-free number, 1-877-428-6911 (Haleakalā National Park Dispatch). For more information on ʻuaʻu please visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/hale/learn/news/2010-uau.htm.
#haleakalā #NPS #npsmuseum #haleakalācollection #HALEmuseum #halehōʻikeʻike
#‘ua‘u #hawaiianpetrel #hawaiianendemicbirds #seabird
Always have a cooler with cold beer and a snickers waiting for you at the end of the trail. Mahalo #Haleakalā
Let’s talk about bees!
Did you know that there are bees native to Hawai‘i? Because Hawai‘i is isolated from the rest of the world only one type of bee from the Hylaeus (yellow faced bee) genus made its way to the Hawaiian Islands and evolved into 63 known endemic species found only in Hawai‘i.
Hawaiian bees are very important to native plants, especially here at Haleakalā! They pollinate important flora like the ‘ōhi‘a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha), māmane (Sophora chrysophylla), and of course the endangered ‘āhinahina or silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum). Their habitat once expanded everywhere from the wettest to driest forests, the coast, and even the alpine desert of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā. Sadly, the Hawaiian bee population has declined since the introduction of humans, animals, and non-native plants and 7 out of the 63 species are federally listed as endangered. These unique little creatures are now only seen in places where people do not live. Places like the native forest or scrublands and the District of Haleakalā. For more information about the Haleakalā collection, please visit our webpage at https://www.nps.gov/hale/learn/historyculture/collections.htm. (KEM)
Photo Description: close up view of Hylaeus nivicola (Meade-Waldo, 1923)
#haleakalā #NPS #npsmuseum #haleakalācollection #HALEmuseum #halehōʻikeʻie #yellowfacedbee #bees #bugs #hylaeusnivicola #hawaii
Day 1: Standing above the clouds for sunrise on Haleakalā Crater 🌋
Sunsets and sunrises on #Maui
are 🔥 5am on #Haleakalā
summit will freeze your tits off though