Login

Haleakala on the island of Maui in Hawaii

  • 1 comment
  • Published in Blog
  • Read 92 times
Haleakala on the island of Maui in Hawaii Haleakala on the island of Maui in Hawaii

The volcano of Haleakala is located at three thousand meters above sea level. The discoverer of the volcano is the traveler James Cook. With the local name Halekala - translated as a sunny house or a sun house. This name is justified by the local legend. According to her, at one time the Sun wanted very much to sleep, and tried to quickly run across the sky, that would quickly fall asleep.

As a result, the island, where at that time the god Maui lived, lost several hours of sunlight. This behavior of the Sun greatly angered Maui's mother, Hina. Because of this, Maui decided to punish the sun. He wove a rope of coconut fiber, and settled on Mount Haleakala in ambush. When the sun came, Maui captured him. Long swore at Maui Sun, and in the end it promised to God that there would be no more hurry. Ever since, the Sun has always shone brightly over the island. But there was one small condition, it was necessary to bring goodies and drinks to the top of Haleakala. As for the present, now a lot of tourists come there.

Haleakala is a sleeping volcano with a diameter of a vent thirty-two meters (most of the muzzle of the volcano in the world). The last time the volcano woke up in a thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. The slopes of the volcano are not the same. On the east side, deep cracks appeared under the influence of erosion and lava. The west slope is characterized by a large number of streams. Tourists, as a rule, climb to the top on this slope.

At the bottom of the vole of the volcano grows grass and small shrubs. Especially a lot of representatives of such a plant as a silver saber. At the age of twenty, the plant reaches more than three meters in height, and begins to blossom with beautiful lilac flowers. After flowering, the plant dies. In the mouth of the volcano come animals: goats, Hawaiian geese, white-tailed kitties.

The extremely heterogeneous surface of the bottom of the crater is due to the unevenness of its edge. The low eastern side has two huge failures - Kulau and Kaupo, through which winds penetrate, carrying rain clouds and irrigating this part of the bottom. And clouds floating below the edge of the crater create a visual effect of Broken's arc: the shadow of the person standing on the edge of the crater is reflected in the cluster of clouds hanging over the higher northern part.

Last modified onWednesday, 27 December 2017 15:16

Comments (1)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Quiate an amusing legend about the volcano. I became interested in it and now I am long to see this natural wonder. A big plus of it is that it is situated in Hawaii. It's like killing two birds with one stone.

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
back to top

Read also

Attractions America

Ancient park Mesa Verde

America has always surprised its attractions. There is a unique park in America, called the Mesa Verde. The interesting thing...

Blog

Donskoy Monastery of the Icon of the Mot…

As the legend says, on the eve of the Battle of Kulikovo, a detachment of Don Cossacks from the Sirotinsky...

Interesting facts

Ski holidays in the Leningrad region

The best skiing holiday for guests and residents of the Leningrad region is the resort of Korobitsino. Here is an...

Monuments Asia

Tomb of the Emperor

Those of our compatriots who have found the opportunity to travel through the central part of Vietnam, are sure to...

Tourism and winter trips

Tourism and spring trips

Tourism and summer trips

Tourism and autumn trips