Haleakalä: A History of the Maui Mountain
But it's more
“the crater”. . .
From ancient times to modern, Haleakalä has been wahi pana―a storied place.
Haleakalä: A History of the Maui Mountain shares rich historical accounts and vintage photographs to tell of geology, ancient myth, silversword and nënë, Depression-era building projects and the community effort that created a national park.
Discover these Haleakalä stories and more:
– Hawaiians of old braved the chilly heights to study the stars
– Herds of cattle grazed and goats ran wild in the crater, destroying native plants.
– Early tourists on horseback toiled up rugged slopes to a rustic rest house.
Scouts helped save the Hawaiian goose―the nënë―from
of a Mountain
How the Mountain Was Made • Spirits of the Mountain • Ancient Access: Hawaiians on the Mountaintop • Early Archaeology • Studying the Past: Kenneth P. Emory • Early Explorers • The Power of Water • Naming the Places of Haleakalä
Natural World of Haleakalä
A Wealth of Species • The Maui Parrotbill • The Silversword • The Nënë Flies Again • Snow on the Mountain
The Pioneers: Modern-Day Chiefs • The von Tempskys of Haleakalä • Upcountry Ranches • Lost on the Mountain • Promoting the Mountain • Mountain Guides: Aiken and Arisumi • Shelter on the Mountain
Blazers: A Park in the Making
The National Park Idea • To Start a Park • The “Tree Army” at Work • A Job at the Top • The Mountain Man: Lawrence Oliveira • Road to the Sun • Ranger Jimmy Lindsay • Military on the Mountain: The Struggle for Control • Haleakalä Mountain Lodge • A New Park Is Born • Mission 66 • Crater Guide: Frank P. Freitas
for the Mountain
Protecting the Mountain’s Treasures • Fencing Master: Ron Nagata • Goat Hunter: Reny Platz • Saving the Forest • Restoring Koa • Park Foreman: Eddie Grasa • Ranger at Work: Mike Ing • The Harmonic Convergence • Renaissance Ranger: Don Reeser • Upcountry Cowgirl: Rose Freitas • Fighting the Aliens: Lloyd Loope
Kïpahulu Section of the Park
Exploring the Upper Valley • The Kïpahulu Valley Expedition • What Did the 1967 Kïpahulu Valley Expedition Find? • Wealthy Conservationists • Piecing Together the Kïpahulu Puzzle • Return of the Lo‘i • Aloha in Kïpahulu: Eddie Pu • The Park Keeps Growing
at the Summit
Stargazers on the Mountaintop • At Home Downhill • Television at the Top
Hikers, Bikers, and
People of the Park
Run to the Sun • Cycle to the Sun • The Bike Tour Controversy • Friend of the Mountain: Mary Evanson • From Kaupö to the Top: The Aki Family • A Family of Hikers: Alec McBarnet • Crater Kid: John Barton • Young Hikers: Tom Cannon • Mountain Adventures: Joy Webster • Haleakalä Heritage: Penny Dant • Crater Cowboy: Eddie Wilson • Partners at Work
Helicopter Fights • Seeking the Sun from Haleakalä • The Haleakalä Trail