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snowclimber12cool  Sucess!

snowclimber12

cool mountain awesome view all the way down to the ocean, when clouds werne't in the way
Posted Apr 22, 2007 10:35 pm

honubeach to summit on foot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2007

honu

ty and i started our hike on the beach just past kaupo at 5:30pm. we hiked up the kaupo gap. strong wind and rain during the night made it very cold. made it to the summit by 4:50am in time to huddle in the summit pavilion for sunrise. dozens of tourists piled in to the pavilion to photograph the sunrise in the protection from the wind. some nice tourists gave us a ride back down the mountain. we've been thinking about hiking beach to summit in one push since we moved here nine months ago. glad to have finally done it. very special mountain! :)
Posted Apr 17, 2007 7:20 pm

EverydayExplorerSwallowed my Pride  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2005

EverydayExplorer

I swallowed my pride and drove up. I have to say if you are too hard core to do that then you are missing out on one of the most amazing sunrises on the planet.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 2:44 pm

NickyPDrove up, rode down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2002

NickyP

I was driven up to top, spent about 1/2 hour looking around, and then got on my rented mtn. bike for the sweet 27 mile downhill ride.
Posted Mar 9, 2007 11:10 pm

ppergandeSliding Sands Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

ppergande

Once we drove to the top, my wife and I hiked approximately 4 miles into the crater basin and back out. It's a beautiful place not unlike the rest of the island. I can't wait to plan a multi day hike from sea level some day.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 12:26 am

theronmoon2 times a drive up  Sucess!

theronmoon

Twice in a two week period drove to the top with my mother. Not sure if I reached the tippy tippy top or just the highest parking lot twenty feet below, memory lost. Very cloudy both days, had a amazing view of the peak when my plane took off.
Posted Nov 15, 2006 1:47 am

Joerg MarretschAwesome sunrise!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Joerg Marretsch

Awesome sunrise and the fastest possibility in the world to reach 10000 ft from sea-level in 100 minutes (without a plane). Drove up with rental car.
Posted Oct 28, 2006 2:32 pm

thediddlerDrive up  Sucess!
On my honeymoon. Make sure you don't run out of gas
Posted Aug 31, 2006 7:35 am

RickFRoute: Hosmer Grove to Kaupo Village  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1978

RickF

A wet tropical adventure for one of my first Backpacking/Peakbagging experiences. Hiked the first day and night in the rain. Woke up in the morning to a sureal sunrise view overlooking the tops of the clouds. Exited via Kaupo Gap. In 1978 Kaupo was a remote village on the south shore of Maui, without paved roads or electricity. It was there that I shared the best luke-cold beer of my life with my friends Jim and Carlos.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 3:45 pm

bennovakDrive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2003

bennovak

One of about a couple thousand other successful summit bids that occured that day. I owe it all to the tenacity and fortitude of my rented chevy malibu.
Posted Jul 23, 2006 9:05 pm

CornvallisDa Road  Sucess!

Cornvallis

Tough summit in our rented HHR. Very cool mountain and Island though. Drove up for sunset after a hard day of snorkling. Came back a few days later and explored the crater a bit more
Posted Jul 12, 2006 5:18 am

SteveinFXBGWhat a great place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

SteveinFXBG

My first trip to Hawaii, on my honeymoon, we made the drive up to the top. We stuck around and watched the sunset since my wife wasn't too interested in being cold and crowded for the sunrise. From what I could tell it was every bit as nice as the sunrise. I was very impressed and I'm pretty sure she was too.
Posted Jul 8, 2006 4:01 am

Mike NSliding Sands Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

Mike N

Very cold at the top. Bring warm jackets for the sunrise. Temp was around 40, the beach was 78 at 3:00 am. It will take 1:45 to drive there from Wialea. The views from the top are great. The hike into the crater is OK, but I would not do it again. The views are better from the top. The trail is littered with horse manure. There are great photo opportunities everywhere. One bit of advice for people trying to get sunrise pics...turn off the flash, it won't reach. There are crowds of people at the top for sunrise but as soon as the sun is up, the place empties out. I am also glad I did not take the bike ride down. The bikes seem like flimsy BMX bikes and they go really slow (I am sure for safety reasons). Do it once while you are in Maui, then go enjoy the rest of the island.
Posted Jun 22, 2006 1:03 pm

RileywynaRoute Climbed: drive Date Climbed: june 2003  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Nice drive.

I camped on the Mountain with my wife Jackie and daughter Megan and managed to see 3 of the endemic Honey Creepers.
Posted Dec 19, 2005 10:48 am

vbc285Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: June, 1993  Sucess!

vbc285

Great sunrise and really cold for HI.
Posted Dec 4, 2005 8:52 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

tdoughty

Well worth the effort to hike down into the crater and to walk around a bit
Posted Oct 17, 2005 6:11 pm

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: Dec. 1997  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

Hitched a ride up to summit with rented mtn. bikes. Rode bikes back down to main hyw and then rode left for a number of miles to a winery. Highly recommend biking down!
Posted Sep 8, 2005 11:24 pm

velodurtDate Climbed: June 1999, June 2004  Sucess!

velodurt

Drove to the top for the great views, enjoyed nearby Sliding Sands Trail. If you want to try a fun experiment buy a bag of chips before starting up the road...don't open them and then wait and see if they explode when you reach the summit parking lot. It worked both times we visited :-) Natural Born Hikers
Posted Aug 31, 2005 8:39 pm

trekkerRoute Climbed: drive to the top Date Climbed: March 5, 2005  Sucess!

trekker

Drove to the top to catch the sunrise. Cold with 20 - 30 mph winds at the ranger station and about 35 degrees F. Sunrise over the ocean was shrouded by a cloud cover, but views of the crater were excellent. Having never been there before, I didn't realize how deep and vast the Haleakala crater is and to see it appear from darkness to morning light was a beautiful sight. Biked downhill through Makawao and Paia before reaching the beach on the North shore. Aaahh, 80 degrees again! I must come back to hike the crater.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 11:48 pm

starship_jenRoute Climbed: Drive to the top! Date Climbed: October 1999  Sucess!

starship_jen

Nice drive to the top. Very unique landscape--my first volcano and first time on a peak over 10,000 feet. Mauna Loa & Mauna Kea on Hawaii were both visible from the top. Great view!
Posted Aug 5, 2005 12:10 am

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