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Hawaii Photo Tour: Central Maui & Hakeakala

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All images by Mark File 2014. Please do not copy without permission.

Haleakala Sunrise
Haleakalā ("house of the sun") is the volcano that created 75% of Maui. A favorite for many is driving to the summit to watch the sunrise. At 10,023 feet elevation, we started our journey at 3:30 AM to watch the colors evolve before the 5:45 AM sunrise.

Haleakala Sunrise
Beautiful! Take your jacket, it was 45 degrees there and is usually around 20 degrees cooler that the coasts below.

Haleakala Sunrise


Part of the 7-mile wide crater atop of Haleakala

silverswordchukar
Left: The rare silversword plant atop Haleakala. Right: A Chukar.

Haleakala Crater
Haleakala crater

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park in Maui

Iao NeedleMaui Mountains
The 1,200-foot Iao Needle and surrounding mountains

Bird of Paradise
Bird of paradise

Iao ValleyIao Valley
Beautiful plants in Iao Valley

Andaz, Wailea Maui
The wonderful, new Andaz resort in Wailea was our home for three nights of pampering. Amazing place! Their main restaurant, Ka'ana Kitchen, features mostly local ingredients and is outstanding.

Andaz Wailea
Three infinity pools flow into the fourth pool. A fifth "tranquilty adults only" pool is located in another area.

Beach Path in Wailea
The beach at Andaz, along the beach path that goes for a couple of miles and connects all the resorts in Wailea.

Beach at Wailea
Plenty of spots to soak in the Maui views!

 

 

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