ハレアカラ国立公園（1） Haleakala National Park（1）
I went to Haleakala National Park in Maui Is. It was 41minutes flight from Hilo to Kahului by such small plane.
On the way we can see the line of volcano vents on the mountainside of Haleakala. It looks like Lakagigal volcanoes in Iceland. ( I have seen it in photos only)
It is the magnificent view of West Maui mountains. ( an elevation of highest peak is 5,788')
An altitude of Haleakala (it means House of the Sun) is 10,023'. It is the view of Haleakala crater from Visitor Center, superb!!
It is called Haleakala Crater, at first I thought it must be Caldera because of its scale and surrounded by high cliff.
But according to explanation board this crater is not volcanic in origin but erosion and in this basin so many cinder cones were made by eruptions. So it is better to call it Haleakala Valley.