Sunday, June 23, 2013

Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park

Memories of Maui
Haleakala - House of the Sun The summit of this volcano is an altitude of 10,023 feet.  It is located in Haleakala National Park, Island of Maui.

Photo by Douglas Peebles

postmarked in 2013 with two USA stamps, one Aloha (how perfect is that!) and one tiffany lamp

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Haleakalā National Park covers an area of 33,265 acres (134.62 km2), of which 19,270 acres (77.98 km2) is a wilderness area.

The name Haleakalā is Hawaiian for "house of the sun." According to a local legend, the demigod Maui imprisoned the sun here in order to lengthen the day.


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