Images from Haleakala National Park.

January 5 - 15, 2004

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Diversity in all it's glory. Haleakala National Park on the eastern tip of Maui, has a barren 10,000 foot volcanic peak, warm Pacific shores and almost everything in between. Scott visited the park in January 2004 and set to work.

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This is a little plant know as Silversword. Isolated on the left and shown with it's friends on the right. Living in what other plants would consider inhospitable conditions, the Silversword thrives. Hot days, freezing nights sparse rain challenge the hardy plant. Here's the cool part: Once during the plant's life, it sprouts a tall flower stalk as tall as 6 feet showing reddish flowers. The yellow faced bee found almost solely on the upper slopes of the Haleakala volcano pollinates the plants, ensuring their survival. Protecting the bee's environment also ensures the survival of the plants.

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Scott's painting of the Haleakala volcano and surrounding caldera.


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Down near the coast are the seven pools located in the Pipiwai trail area. In the photos below, Scott shows us a view of the seven pools and their exit into the ocean.

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A beautiful Kipahulu coast drawing.


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On the left we see a view of the trail into the caldera. On the right another shot of the Kipahulu coast.



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The barren caldera floor brought to life.

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