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Inside Haleakala Crater - panoramic snapshots of a surreal landscape - Maui Hawaii

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

Inside Haleakala Crater - panoramic snapshots of a surreal landscape - Maui Hawaii

Inside Haleakala Crater - panoramic snapshots of a surreal landscape - Maui Hawaii

Hiking down Sliding Sands Trail.

I just spent 24 hours inside one of the quietest places on earth... Haleakala Crater at Haleakala National Park.  Staying at the Kapalaoa cabin was a real treat.  You'll have to be content with iPhone pics because I was trimming away as much weight as possible for the grueling hike.  I just took the iPhone and the flip camera.  Got a lot of good video footage!

Inside Haleakala Crater - panoramic snapshots of a surreal landscape - Maui Hawaii

Hiking down Sliding Sands Trail.

The camera app I used for these photos is called Photosynth - I think it was even free.  Very easy to use by just aiming and clicking, and the app stitches a picture together.  Of course you need to crop it later for a neat look.

Inside Haleakala Crater - panoramic snapshots of a surreal landscape - Maui Hawaii

The floor of the crater, near Kapalaoa Cabin.

I can't believe I actually walked across the floor of this crater!  It was an experience I will never forget.  In case you think the trail was all smooth and nice like this picture, think again!  Much of it was rough and rubbly, and a lot of it was loose sand which isn't as easy as you would think.  Most of the time you're either climbing up or down hill too, and that will wear you down.

When you come to Maui you really must visit Haleakala National Park.  You don't have to go hiking inside to admire the views.  Take home some memories like nothing else you can imagine.

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Comments (11)

Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Suggested! This is awesome!!! Love your panarama photos and the iphone takes great photos:) Thanks for sharing the Haleakala Crater. It is amazing! Katerina 

Oct 13, 2011 04:24 PM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

WOW Georgina.....

Some beautiful pictures! It's been many years since I was last in Hawaii and I have NEVER been to Maui! I have a timeshare in Kona that I'd love to use in the next couple years, if the real estate gods so bless me.

Thanks for sharing and what an experience I am sure you had!

Oct 13, 2011 04:25 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Katerina - thanks for visiting, and for suggesting this post!

Thomas - I hope your next trip to Hawaii will bring you to Maui too.  You won't regret it.

Oct 13, 2011 04:35 PM
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Georgina -- what a beautiful photo -- it almost appears to be like a moon-scape.  Have a wonderful Autumn in Hawaii.
best, Eric

Oct 13, 2011 04:38 PM
Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
Bay Area Real Estate Views

One of these days I am going to get a chance to walk across the crater. Fantastic photos Georgina.

Oct 13, 2011 04:44 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Eric - yes it is very moon like ( as If I would know)

Doug - yes, you must do it!

Thanks for your comments!

Oct 13, 2011 05:10 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Georgina,

WOW Great Photos but sounds a little grueling but well worth it. I bet you were exhausted afterwards. Thanks for sharing. I am planning a trip to Hawaii next summer but I am not sure I will do this as it might be too much for my husband. Thanks for the photos.

kristinhamiltonblog.com

Oct 13, 2011 05:21 PM
Joanne Louise Stevens
Keller Williams Realty Los Angeles-Brentwood - Los Angeles, CA
Realtor - Serving Brentwood and Surrounding Cities

Your pictures are really beautiful.  I've visited Maui for only one night.  I was in the area for a conference years ago.  I would like to hike the crater but I have to loose a few pounds.  

Oct 13, 2011 05:30 PM
Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
Maureen

Beautiful shots Georgina, It has always been too cloudy for me to get a good photo.  I suppose I'll have to do some hiking next time I visit.

Oct 13, 2011 11:06 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

What amazing landscape, almost like from another planet! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 14, 2011 12:14 PM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I don't think my knees could have taken the hike through all that rubble! In fact I know I could not have done it.

Oct 16, 2011 06:19 AM