I found a whole 'nother set of trails to explore, and it's a nice big, diverse set. Passing up the switchback-y road up to Haleakala, there's another similar but much narrower and thankfully quieter road, um, down the road. Polipoli Park at the top was my "destination of the week" and I was quite glad about that.
Checking out the top of a paragliding launch site; now that (an actual launch) would be something to see here:
Upper part of the Boundary Trail, including some pig action in the dirt (but not including the two little pigs I saw further down the trail, hi pigs!):
Eucalyptus in the morning sunshine:
More of the Boundary Trail, this part at the actual park boundary:
And... the redwoods I had heard about! Non-native, but so pretty. Who can really argue about redwood trees.
Briefly transported back to California:
John, we need a bigger saw:
Trying to be artistic... (large flowers in front of a cabin in the woods):
The Redwoods Trail, so lovely:
Polipoli camping area:
A bit higher in elevation, now on the Haleakala Ridge Trail:
Standard afternoon clouds on West Maui:
The road heading up toward Skyline Trail:
Lava layers of various colors:
The Big Island across the clouds:
I headed up a ways on the Skyline Trail but must have been thinking about something else because I didn't get any photos until I came back down to the Mamane Trail. This one's an excellent singletrack trail that was fun to run on, and I imagine fun for mountain biking too:
Some curious vegetation in odd shapes to end the day - probably fitting because most of these photos seem to be of trees!