Saturday, August 02, 2008

PinkBird's Picture: Haleakala Maui

There is a stretch of road (that may actually be closed due to earthquake damage) just on the other side of Haleakala in Maui (past Oheo Gulch) that the rental car companies don't want you to drive on--and with good reason, it's bumpy, eroded, narrow, and steep...but this is the side of Maui a lot of tourists don't get to see. This is a beautiful view of Haleakala, in its empty, majestic simplicity. Haleakala may actually be one of my favorite places on earth, so to me there is something quite peaceful and moving about this picture.