This is in Haleakala Crater, you can take a horseback ride down into the crater. As you can see it is rather dusty; this is the Sliding Sands Trail. The company that runs this particular ride is Pony Express Tours
The Haleakala Silversword Plant is an endangered plant that grows on the Haleakala Volcano.
Along the Road to Hana, we stopped and I go this photo of the surf crashing on the volcanic rocks. It was raining so the sky was gray that day.
Red Crested Cardinals, this look cool but they are an introduced species to Hawaii.
I kept on seeing these "chickens" everywhere I went. I thought they may have been Feral Chickens, escapees from early farms. I did some research an found out the are Jungle Fowl, they are said to be early decedents of our domestic chickens. These Jungle Fowl may be crossing with feral chickens; they look like chickens to me. This one stood in the middle of the road and would not move for the cars.
On the way up to the Haleakala Crater and passed a handful of bicyclists; I took a quick photo of this guy as he reached to top. I have to hand it to these guys; the road up is at least 30 miles long and the elevation at the top is over 10,000 feet...all uphill.
Speaking of bicycles; at this one place along to road to Hana(which will remain anonymous)is a place that you can peddle this bicycle to run a generator which in turn runs a blender. I thought it would be real cool to have a smoothie that I generated the power for. BUT, the girl behind the counter would not serve us because she wanted her lunch(they don't close for lunch). She told us to come back when she was done. So, no fun, no exercise, no smoothie, no cool story, end of story. That is all I have to say about that.
Labels: birds, black and white, Hawaii, Ocean