Haleakala Alien Vista (2006)

Without the foreground, you might mistake this picture of a cinder cone hill in the Haleakala “crater” for a NASA image of Mars. The cinder cone is a volcanic vent that formed after wind and rain created the valley commonly called the “crater” at the top of Haleakala. At the top of the hill is an actual crater. View from the Kalahaku Overlook (“Ka-la-ha-koo,” meaning proclaim the lord), 2842 meters above sea level.

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