This is part two to my Haleakala photos. This photo shows a little better the dome and the hiking trail. The information following this is about hiking inside the crater itself that I found at this website: http://www.botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com/hiking-haleakala.html
Have a great day everyone...........Buddy
Two areas in Haleakala National Park contain hiking trails. The majority of Haleakala hiking trails (30 miles worth) are in the summit area. An additional 10 miles of hiking trails can be found in the native shrubland of the Kipahulu area.
Which trails are safer?
The Kipahulu trails are safer simply because they are at a lower elevation. Hikers on these trails will not be in any danger of getting altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness.
The summit of Mount Haleakala is 10,000 feet above sea level. Altitude sickness becomes a concern at 8,000 feet. How healthy or well-conditioned someone when beginning the hike does not seem to have any bearing upon whether or not they will become ill.
The moonscape-like trails in the summit area are vastly different from the verdant terrain in Kipahulu so you may want to take the additional risk. Here's what you can do to stay safe.
Dehydration caused by the thin, dry air at high elevations contributes to the illness so be sure to go into any Haleakala hike well hydrated and carry an ample supply of water with you.
Learn the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. If, while ascending, you begin to feel as if you have the flu or a hangover, descend immediately. Altitude sickness is serious and can be fatal. The only reliable cure is to descend.
The best way to prevent it is to ascend slowly when hiking Haleakala.
Always check current Haleakala weather conditions at one of the visitor centers before going out. You can also pick up a free map of Haleakala hiking trails there.
No supplies of any kind are available at the summit. Don't forget any essentials: water, sunblock, sunglasses, critical medications, food, camera, etc.
Pets are not allowed on the trails and hikers are admonished to stay on the trails. Endangered insects live beneath the rocks surrounding the trails. If you step on a rock, you may be crushing these creatures.
If you are pregnant or have a heart or respiratory condition, check with your personal physician before hiking in the summit area.
The summit is cold (30-65 degrees F.) and rainy while the weather at the crater floor is warm and humid. Dress in layers.
Wear shoes appropriate to the terrain when hiking Haleakala. In the summit area, you will be hiking on volcanic gravel and soft cinders. This is easier to walk on than beach sand but the beach is the best place to test your hiking boots before deciding which ones to wear when hiking Haleakala.
If you should encounter a flooding stream in the Kipahulu area, do not attempt to cross it.
Trails Rated Easy:
Hosmer's Grove Trail - 0.6 miles round trip
Pa Kaoao Trail - 0.5 miles round trip
Moderately Difficult Trail:
Pipiwai Trail - 4 miles round trip
Halemau'u Trail - 21 miles round trip.
Sliding Sands Trail - 19 miles round trip
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Jeppo (17645) 2012-05-09 13:05
wonderful burning colours...I can even smell the sulfurous smoke rising from the volcano
marcan44 (6315) 2012-05-09 13:18
Caro amico Buddy,
ti stai specializzando in foto abbastanza pericolose.
Questo vulcano ha un'aria molto minacciosa, il fumo e il colore rosso non promettono niente di buono....
Bravo per avere condiviso con gli amici di TE uno scatto ricco di suspence!
Have a nice evening
Ninello52 (7576) 2012-05-09 13:29
The colors of the landscape reminiscent of Gauguin! Extraordinary! Beautiful smoke in the tops!
dta (82298) 2012-05-09 14:14
Hello Buddy ,
a fantastic landscape ! Colors , the clouds in the BG ... Great capture .
frunchy (1800) 2012-05-09 14:40
Hello Buddy, impressive colours and good composition. The colourful volcano together with the cloud formation gives an excellent picture. TFS, best regards, F.
sandrasilva (644) 2012-05-09 15:08
Extraordinary! Beautiful colours.Great capture.And a excelent note.Excelent job.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-05-09 16:55
A spectacular and very hostile place
I like the orange colors
Good contrast and sharpness
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-05-09 16:55
Woooooow!!! A very beautiful and very attractive place. Striking beautiful volcano composition and great framework perfectly composed with fantastic POV and DOF and the fantastic smoke I believe. Marvellous sharpness, clarity, so many beautiful hues of colors. Perfectly well done and well seen. Awesome work. Sooo cool Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love it.
All the best and have a nice evening,
Didi (60590) 2012-05-09 17:55
Great and interesting wonder of nature
Nice tight frame and great colours
I thougt before the volcano area was in the main Hawaï island, I was wrong.
Wae have volcanos in France but they are sleeping since more then 150.000 years
Thank's for sharing.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-05-09 22:36
that's beautiful.Looks almost like the Earth would burn.Colors are delightful.I´ve never seen so intensive orange tones before.You captured this scene excellently.
Thanks for very informative note.Very interesting.
Yesterday I watched a documentary about Kauaʻi the oldest of Hawaiian Islands.Amazing nature.
You did great job here.Thanks for sharing.
Wish You a good day
siudzi (34141) 2012-05-09 22:50
Wow! What an amazing landscape post! Truly unique ans original place as well as your composition. Love the vibrant and intensive tones achieved here. The visual effect is outstanding. Bravo!!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-10 3:01
Hello Buddy - The richness of the colours and textural details are quite lovely, the shot has the look of a painting, very expressive and bold. It must have been amazing to actually see this in the 'flesh'. Fascinating shot. Warm regards rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-10 3:36
an amazing shot this, full of such wonderful colours and fascinating shapes. It does capture the heat and the glory of the volcano so perfectly. Executed and presented perfectly.
Warm regards - Brian.
ikeharel (78193) 2012-05-10 8:36
Outstanding view and an interesting detailed note describibg the place, Buddy.
The view from higher POV makes one think how we human's are tiny against nature's.
Just one comment: to my oppinion, too oversaturated image, but yet OK and pleasnt to look at.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-05-10 9:23
Wow! Looks like you were at the top of the world. Awesome capture of this beautiful scene. Love the low hanging clouds and I like the color of the earth. Good details. Very well done, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-10 10:06
An impressive shot Buddy! And risky I suppose...I loved the textures and warm colors, very stunning!
thanks for sharing!
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-05-10 10:13
Fantastic shot of this volcano with slendid colors.Impressive scene!
Thanks for sharing.
golus (2893) 2012-05-10 11:07
A stunning scenery from an amazing POV. Looks almost unreal. Extraordinary colors and sharpness. The smoke coming out of the volcano adds a mystic touch to the scenery. A wonderful shot my friend, thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
cornejo (46708) 2012-05-10 12:04
Hey Buddy, very good and nice shot of this magnificent volcano view. Excellent and lovely work, very well done. Congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
bayno (18344) 2012-05-10 12:09
the long walk gave her beautiful results, the picture is spectacular, for National Geographic, very beautiful vivid and hot colors...super nice job...
have a good time my friend...
PaulVDV (32587) 2012-05-10 12:15
What a fantastic view of this lunar landscape in fiery red colours!
The thick smoke plumes make the view even more spectacular.
Looking at the hiking trails, it's hard to imagine anyone has walked there. You've definitely experienced an extraordinary and adventurous journey in Hawaii.
I read your warning about not trying to cross a flooding stream in the Kipahulu area and I cannot imagine anyone dares to think so. But it must be very special to witness those forces of nature.
Best regards, Paul
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2012-05-10 13:19
This red is so bloody, it communicates high temperatures and also some idea of danger in walking through...
aliabazari (16278) 2012-05-10 23:54
It's a beautiful painting on canvas photography. Good look.
Thank you. With respect
dale54 (8972) 2012-05-11 6:33
buddy my man from california,how ya doing?great note,thanks!great shot of this crater,nice color and POV,very good job! tfs! have a great day! tfs! dr
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-05-11 11:36
amazing landscape and colors, good light and frame
mesutilgim (97474) 2012-05-11 12:08
Great scenery from Hawaii, well seen and captured.
Very nice brigth colors and perfect layout. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend
m (0) 2012-05-11 12:43
Did you really go up there? I'm lost for words, it's just stunning. The colors are out of this world, something extraterrestrial.
Wish you a happy weekend
pajaran (65682) 2012-05-11 14:22
Vrlo interesantano, opasno, i lepo mesto vulkana.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Lep pogled, ovo treba videti i doziveti.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Good day ..
Very interesting, dangerous, and a nice place volcano.
Good text with the given data ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Nice view, this should be seen and experienced.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
delpeoples (59772) 2012-05-11 16:50
Hello dear Buddy
You really are intrepid, walking anywhere near this dangerous volcano. So thank you for sharing with us a sight I will probably never see for myself. Beautiful colours, atmospheric mist and good tight framing. Another one for my Theme, if that's ok with you? I have posted a photo of my favourite volcano too today. Great minds think alike eh? I have climbed it, walked aroud the crater, but it is prohibited to climb into it. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
ChrisJ (117715) 2012-05-12 1:19
I didn't make it to the big island, so tfs. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red earth & blue grey steam. The road provides some idea of scale. Looks very big. Effective tight framing & reasonable sharpness. Had a quick look at some other shots in your gallery & most of them are outstanding! Tfs!
paololg (31448) 2012-05-12 13:18
Ciao dear Buddy,
fantastic image, seems to be in the path that goes to hell! The colors resemble the colors of Mars, the red planet. An excellent testimony of this volcano, accompanied by interesting notes. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
danos (103082) 2012-05-13 1:45
fascinating the view of the colourful of the volcano,with the light and the colour management to be superb.The dense clouds over the volcano complete perfect the whole image.Informative your note too.
jemaflor (103049) 2012-05-14 8:54
Impressive shot with these warm colors, well taken with a composition well balanced, nice brightness for the fg.
sacavem (18620) 2012-05-18 9:09
Great POV.A beautiful shot of this Volcanic Park. Different colors are just amazing.
Cricri (125786) 2012-05-19 9:57
Fascination devant cette image de toute beauté, incroyable couleurs du volcan, le cadrage et la réalisation parfaite qui me plaît beaucoup
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2012-05-20 6:53
What a rare treat to see into the raw power of nature like this. It certainly looks like a place of immense poewr, and those colours are both beautiful, and otherworldy. Thanks for the great note too!
Best wishes from Ireland!
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-05-24 23:06
Wow.. beautifully captured image, wonderful colour,like being in heaven...must be feeling great to be there. Take care, my brave friend:-)
josepmarin (58359) 2012-06-02 4:35
a really impressive sight on volcano, which we can enjoy from a high POV, with a great depth of image.
I like the chromatic power of the colors of the hillsides, and the fantastic graphical effect of the clouds in the valley.
The ensemble is very attractive and very powerful visually.
A good work, my friend.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-06-25 10:17
Ola Buddy ,
Lindo este lugar com estas colinas coloridas em tons de vermelho , gostei muito de ver as nuvens de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
francio64 (39888) 2012-07-06 14:32
foto che colpisce molto per resa cromatica.
Non conoscevo questo vulcano, ma vedo che è in piena attività.
Well done and TFS!
kiks (12759) 2012-08-11 9:17
This looks like an image from another planet! The colors are amazing and the cloud add a very interesting effect to the scene. Congratulations kiks
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-28 3:48
Register nicely done. Exposure is good. Beautiful landscape with impressive color. With respect
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