The Paliku Rainforest, Maui, Hawaii

Randy Jay Braun

Kula, Maui, Hawaii, United States

Artist's Description

Haleakala Volcano crater is dormant now, thank goodness. I live on the side of that mountain, 15 miles from the last eruption.

If Haleakala ever erupts again, there really is no place to run and hide, and so I suppose all of us on Maui will start swimming towards Japan.

Within the arid crater, there is 100 square miles of lava and cinder. Dry and cruchy, like Grapenut Cereal. However there is one small corner of the crater which captures the cloud moister. In fact this is a tiny rain forest ecosystem.

This place is called Paliku, “the Stand Cliff”.

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