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JoeyrooWant mt bike next time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2001


I was prepared with a warm jacket, beanie, and gloves for sunrise. My other friends who laughed at me for packing warm clothing were not laughing anymore.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 9:18 pm

runbyu1Easiest summit ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2008


Not gonna lie...drove to the top. Wish there wasn't a road. Ran around the trails and got some really nice pics.
Posted Nov 8, 2010 4:06 pm

cabDrive Up  Sucess!


Rode up in a van for sunrise and then rode bikes down to the ocean. Really cool trip and beautiful views from the top.
Posted Aug 26, 2010 12:10 pm

David RosenbergShould've ridden my Bike
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010
That's te way to get up there. I hiked a sizeable portion of the crater that day seing the bottomless pit that is only 65 feet deep and the Pele's Paint Pots. Lots of nene around and the silverswords were blossoming.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 4:52 pm

NavySeabeeDrive Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010


Okay sure it was a drive up so I hiked White Hill just to make sure I worked a little. What a beautiful area! Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa were easily visible from the summit.
Posted May 11, 2010 1:28 pm

mrchad9Great couple of weeks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006


During a two week trip to Oahu and Maui. Drove up and then hiked down the crater a ways. Would like to hike up it from the ocean sometime...
Posted May 9, 2010 5:35 am

MlaskyWill count it anyway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2010


I had "really" climbed Mauna Kea on Hawaii on the 21st, so I accepted the drive up summit of Haleakala as a reward for all the 65ish peaks that i never could have driven to. Besides I went up for the sunrise, so had an alpine start and put up with horrendous winds waiting to see the sunrise. After Mauna Kea and numerous waterfall hikes i had no desire for any additional hiking on Haleakala. Maybe if i get to go there again...
Posted Apr 1, 2010 6:16 pm

NJTripperSure - you drive to the summit..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007


But, if you hike 1500' (verticle) down into the crater and back out - it's fair to claim the summit.. ;-)
Posted Mar 6, 2010 11:51 pm

Joseph BulloughVarious ascents  Sucess!

Joseph Bullough

11/7/09 - Another drive-up, but after the 16 hour adventure the previous week I felt I deserved it. Warmer and much less windy than my first two ascents.

11/1/09 - 15:55 roundtrip via the Kaupo Gap trail. trip report

11/7/06 - Okay, so I'm ashamed to sign this since we just drove to the top. But we did hike several miles down the Sliding Sands trail, so that's how I justify it.
Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:35 pm

scotthsuSliding Sands to Halemau'u TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


Drove up to the visitor center at 9740' just in time to see the sun coming up over the ocean; it was comfortably cool with no wind! Last time I was there, the sunrise was a dull bright spot becoming a slightly less dull bright spot (obscured by clouds), so this time was much better! We hiked down the Sliding Sands trail and out via the Halemau'u Trail to the Halemau'u TH at 7990' (~11.5 miles + lava tube excursion in just under 6 hours). We bumped into someone who showed us the entrance to the underground lava tube near the Holua cabin/campsite, and luckily we had a headlamp. Doing the ~1/4 mile lava tube was the highlight of the day among many highlights! We had arranged for a local friend to pick us up, but a German visitor who did the lava tube and hiked out with us was kind enough to drive us back to the top, when we actually went to the true summit.
Posted Oct 11, 2009 1:33 pm

davebobk47Watched Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009


Amazing sunset. Full moon kind of killed the star gazing.
Posted Sep 7, 2009 3:53 pm

ericwillhiteExpected more  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009


Reached the top, whole family sleeping in car, walked up to building on highpoint, drove down to visitors center overlooking the crater. Whole family decided to join me for hike to small overlook above the visitors center with benchmark. A few pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/hawaii_travel/maui_sights/haleakala_lahaina_hana_300.htm
Posted Aug 14, 2009 1:32 pm

craghagLong line of cars.....
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2006


A non-climb but hiking in the crater was jolly. Joe and I will be back to attempt the sea to summit someday!
Posted Jul 18, 2009 12:21 pm

mandrakeHaleakala Down-climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2009


Drove to the summit and did a down-climb of Haleakala. Spent one night at the Paliku cabin and descended from there down the Kaupo Trail. ~9k' descent over 18mi. Dropped a shuttle car at the lower trailhead. Crux is actually finding/driving to the lower trailhead on bad roads.
Posted Jun 3, 2009 6:01 pm

PapaBanucciBeautiful Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2008


And fun bike ride down.
Posted May 26, 2009 12:56 pm

TJ311Beauty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2009


Drove to the top due to time constraints. It was a gorgeous day. Made several stops along the way to see the sights. Loved the way the clouds rolled into the crater. We were able to see Mauna Kea. It was a very very clear day.
Posted Jan 18, 2009 6:12 pm

gbradyBeautiful Mountain
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2008


Really nice break from all the beaches.
Posted Dec 14, 2008 7:59 pm

rgreeneBrutal climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008


Had to exit the car to stumble the last 100 feet to the little building at the top. Wore my Goretex windbreaker and muttered insanely about "basecamp" throughout, narrowly escaped men in little white coats.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 12:57 pm

ericdAltiude Conditioning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008


Windy ocean view drive up to observatory/lookout. Hiked the Sliding Sands Trail down to the small crater Pu'u 'Ula'ula then jogged back up in half the time. This is a good altitude conditioning at 10,000 feet no matter how slow/fast you are. This trail might look like it belongs on the planet Mars hiking up Mons Olympus!
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:37 pm

TLPgood time on Maui  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


I spent a couple of days roaming around Haleakala. I drove the Hana Highway to the Kipahulu coast area and saw the awesome waterfall, and took a dip in Oheo Gulch. I then drove to the the top to see a great sunset. The next day I went back and did parts of the sliding sands trail, which is great. What an amazing place!
Posted Jun 11, 2008 4:55 pm

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