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Kapalaoa Cabin, Haleakala
A trip with some friends out to Kapalaoa wlderness cabin in Haleakala National Park
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On our way to Kapalaoa cabin... amazing how you can drive from sunny warm beaches to hiking in cold rain in a just a few hours

On our way to Kapalaoa cabin… amazing how you can drive from sunny warm beaches to hiking in cold rain in a just a few hours
Sliding sands trail

Sliding sands trail
Glad I brought the gortex shell... cold!

Glad I brought the gortex shell… cold!
Strolling around outside the cabin before dinner. Joe braving it with the rubber slippers.

Strolling around outside the cabin before dinner. Joe braving it with the rubber slippers.
Kapalaoa cabin

Kapalaoa cabin
Plant life in the crater.

Plant life in the crater.
View out the front door of Kapalaoa cabin

View out the front door of Kapalaoa cabin
Morning light... glad to see it cleared up a bit.

Morning light… glad to see it cleared up a bit.
Our buddy, #712.

Our buddy, #712.
The Hawaiian Goose most likely migrated to the Hawaiian islands 500,000 years ago, shortly after the island of Hawaiʻi was formed

The Hawaiian Goose most likely migrated to the Hawaiian islands 500,000 years ago, shortly after the island of Hawaiʻi was formed
birds-eye-view of a different sort.

birds-eye-view of a different sort.
"Whatchyoulookinat?"

"Whatchyoulookinat?"
That stove is badass. Still toasty warm when we arrived after a long cold hike. Next time we're bringin' steaks!

That stove is badass. Still toasty warm when we arrived after a long cold hike. Next time we're bringin' steaks!
View from behind Kapalaoa cabin.

View from behind Kapalaoa cabin.
Lava art.

Lava art.
Hking to Holua

Hking to Holua
One of the may calderas within the crater.

One of the may calderas within the crater.
The Haleakalā silversword is found only on in and around Haleakalā National Park.

The Haleakalā silversword is found only on in and around Haleakalā National Park.
Red iron oxide gradient.

Red iron oxide gradient.
Misty hiking beats hot sun.

Misty hiking beats hot sun.
Lunar landscape

Lunar landscape
On the way to Holua.

On the way to Holua.
Halemauu trail

Halemauu trail
Lava tube spelunking

Lava tube spelunking
Holua cabin

Holua cabin
The hike out.

The hike out.
Heading up the switchbacks

Heading up the switchbacks
That is the edge of the trail... and a long ways down!

That is the edge of the trail… and a long ways down!
Driving back down Haleakala... what a view.

Driving back down Haleakala… what a view.