R and S Photos
Red Hill (Pu’u Ulaula) is the highest point of 10,023 foot-high Haleakala. It is a short walk to the enclosed viewing room at its top. Note signs warning to walk slowly at this altitude. The photo is taken just after sunrise.
The photo above is Red Sand Beach in Makena. There are no signs indicating its location, but there is a dirt road leading to it just north of Makena State Park. Red Sand Beach in Hana is not easy to reach; deaths by falling have occurred there.
Because it is out of the way of all visitor resorts and destinations, Rice Park in Upcountry Kula is not frequented by by many visitors. Popular with residents on the weekend, it has a great view towards the west.
The name for the enclosure of telescopes atop Haleakala is the Haleakala High Altitude Observatory Site. It is owned by the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i.
In addition to telescopes for educational purposes, there are those operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory and other military agencies. There is no public access.
The Seaman’s Cemetery in Lahaina is the final resting place for the early whaling sailors. One of Herman Melville’s cousins is buried here. Over the years the marked graves have slowly disappeared.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Kipahulu just past Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu has services the second and fourth Sundays of each month
The State Building across from the Ka’ahumanu Church in Wailuku houses all the state agencies for the residents of the state of Hawaii.
The Swap Meet across from Kahului Harbor in Kahului is open on Saturdays only. There is a small admission charge.
Photos of Maui Beaches & Drives
Aloha, welcome to Maui!