Scenic USA - Hawaii

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Haleakala National Park

Haleakala Mountain Stream

Photos by Joan Goldenberg

     Haleakala National Park, once known as Hawaii National Park WaterfallPark, was established as a separate park in 1960. Park borders have increased over the years and today include over 30,000 acres, with almost 25,000 acres designated as wilderness lands. The park is topped off with Maui's highest peak at 10,023 feet, and Haleakala, the summit, seems to be perpetually shrouded in clouds, replenishing the island with essential rainfall.
     The mountainsides are covered with a cool canopy of tropical forest, also an ecosystem teeming with wildlife, and sparkling freshwater pools and waterfalls. Pictured here is one of Haleakala mountain streams that flow according to the whims of the rain gods and goddesses, and from high above the clouds.

 

 


 

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