Haleakala Climber's Log

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ppergande - Feb 15, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Sliding Sands Trail  Sucess!

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.


theronmoon - Nov 15, 2006 1:47 am

2 times a drive up  Sucess!

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.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Oct 28, 2006 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Awesome sunrise!  Sucess!

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.

thediddler - Aug 31, 2006 7:35 am

Drive up  Sucess!

On my honeymoon. Make sure you don't run out of gas


RickF - Aug 22, 2006 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1978

Route: Hosmer Grove to Kaupo Village  Sucess!

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.


bennovak - Jul 23, 2006 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2003

Drive up  Sucess!

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.


Cornvallis - Jul 12, 2006 5:18 am

Da Road  Sucess!

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

SteveinFXBG - Jul 8, 2006 4:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

What a great place  Sucess!

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.

Mike N

Mike N - Jun 22, 2006 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

Sliding Sands Trail  Sucess!

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.


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 10:48 am

Route Climbed: drive Date Climbed: june 2003  Sucess!

Nice drive.

I camped on the Mountain with my wife Jackie and daughter Megan and managed to see 3 of the endemic Honey Creepers.


vbc285 - Dec 4, 2005 8:52 pm

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

Great sunrise and really cold for HI.


tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 6:11 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

Well worth the effort to hike down into the crater and to walk around a bit

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Sep 8, 2005 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: Dec. 1997  Sucess!

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!


velodurt - Aug 31, 2005 8:39 pm

Date Climbed: June 1999, June 2004  Sucess!

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


trekker - Aug 28, 2005 11:48 pm

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

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.


starship_jen - Aug 5, 2005 12:10 am

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

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!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 27, 2005 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 1998  Sucess!

First ever Marathon-Maui. Flew family and employees out to cheer us on. While they are hit the beach afterwards, we hit the mts. I just can't do the beach scene mannnnn (Dennis Hopper variety).


McCannster - Apr 30, 2005 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: Road/Sliding Sands Date Climbed: 1998  Sucess!

It's a cool feeling being at the highest point on an island like Maui.


tahai - Apr 30, 2005 8:46 am

Date Climbed: Oct. 1996  Sucess!

Early start. Chilly at the summit. Amazing Sunrise!

After sunrise I climbed down into the crater for the Halemauu Trail (incredible day hike).


jdavies212 - Apr 25, 2005 12:03 am

Route Climbed: Road end to summit Date Climbed: May 1995  Sucess!

Got up at 2:30 a.m. to catch the van ride to the summit for the sunrise which was a scenic mixture of clouds and clear views. Well worth the experience. Did the 3-4 hour bike ride from summit to beach. Not the most strenuous hike/climb, but certainly one of the most memorable.

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