The crater of Haleakala, ten thousand feet high, is near the middle of the island of Maui.
His conclusion was that the sun's path was directly across Haleakala.
Yet the tourist comes not, and Haleakala sleeps on in lonely and unseen grandeur.
East Maui consists entirely of the huge extinct volcano of Haleakala, "house built by the sun."
One of these—a part of the description of the great volcano Haleakala, on the island of Maui—is a fair example of his eloquence.
From the highest point of the rim of Haleakala these plants are said to appear about the size and brightness of silver dollars.
The summit of Haleakala is a great extinct crater twenty miles in circumference, and nearly twenty-five hundred feet in depth.
But the chief pride of Maui is her dead volcano of Haleakala—which means, translated, "the house of the sun."
For trips to the summits of Mauna Loa and Haleakala, the visitor should wear woolen underwear and other warm clothing.
He then went up on Haleakala, and saw that the Sun in its course came directly over that mountain.