Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain

Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain

From ancient times to modern, Haleakala has been wahi pana– a storied place.

Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain shares rich historical accounts and vintage photographs documenting the mountain’s geology, ancient myths, silversword and nene, Depression-era building projects and the community effort that created a national park.

Visitors flock to Haleakala National Park by the thousands every year. They gather at the summit to watch the sunrise over colorful volcanic cinder cones, and they play in the ocean-side pools at Kipahulu. Beyond the popular attractions, there is much more to enjoy about Haleakala.

Discover these Haleakala Stories

  • Hawaiians of old braved the chilly heights of Haleakala to study the stars.
  • Herds of cattle once grazed in the crater, and goats ran wild, destroying native plants.
  • Early tourists on horseback toiled up rugged slopes to spend the night in a rustic rest house.
  • Boy Scouts helped save the Hawaiian goose–the nene–from extinction.

Learn about this amazing place in Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain, a unique collection of stories plus more than 200 images–maps, vintage photos and contemporary color pictures, including rare images seen nowhere else.




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