Kaupo Gap, Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii 1979

Childs, Iraphne R. (1979) Kaupo Gap, Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii 1979. [Image]

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Rainforest and mist-shrouded side wall of Kaupo Gap, a large stream-cut canyon partially filled in by lava flows, which descends the southeastern side of Haleakala volcanic crater, East Maui. Haleakala (lit. House of the Sun) is one of Hawaii's youngest volcanoes (750,000 years) still considered active, having last erupted in 1790. The lush rainforest and ferns of Kaupo Gap, on the windward eastern side of Maui, is supported by an annual rainfall of 250"/630cm, a great contrast to the dry lava landscape within the high, alpine western side of the crater. A walking track across Haleakala crater descends to the east coast of Maui via Kaupo Gap.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: gorges; rainforests
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiHaleakala National ParkKaupo Gap
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/261
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