Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chasing Volcanoes (Part 2)

Next, we visited the island of Maui and drove up to see Haleakala. 
Haleakala (House of the Sun) is a 10023 ft. high shield volcano that covers over 75% of the island of Maui.  

From the summit we looked down on a massive depression that includes volcanic cones.                          



The last eruption at Haleakala took place in 1750 so we felt pretty safe from volcanic bombs or Pele's hair.  :)

The biggest danger that day was not driving off the road on the way down as we looked down on the clouds onto a beautiful rainbow! 

We also happened to see a Pueo, Hawaiian Owl, as we were driving down from the mountain.  I didn't get to photograph it but here is what the owl looks like.  

Next stop: The Big Island of Hawaii and the Kilauea Volcano.

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