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Haleakala Crater

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Haleakala Crater

I am going to the Haleakala Crater during January, ask if its safe during January

thank you again for your your answer

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Haleakala Crater
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1. Re: Haleakala Crater

Yes, though it can be wet, cloudy, foggy, and totally dry all within the drive :-). Have you driven on mountain roads much? It's all paved, but not lit and has a lot of hairpins turns. It's only two lanes wide, with a few places where it's only one lane wide.

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2. Re: Haleakala Crater

Hiking inside, or visiting the summit?

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3. Re: Haleakala Crater

The last seven eruptions have all occurred in January. That's not to say that the next one will happen this January (or any January), but when it comes to lava, you can't be too careful.

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4. Re: Haleakala Crater

You'll not see an eruption at this volcano. Only recently upgraded from dormant to inactive...and if it was suddenly active you wouldn't see a typical eruption, only pyroclastic flow

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Sunny, Sunny.........what are we gonna do with you, LOL!

I hear the next flow will traverse Oprah's land and make a lovely new road to Kihei-oh, whoops, but then it will cover Kihei like Royal Gardens :-0!

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First, Sunny was joking, second #4 has no idea what they are talking about. This is an active volcano with 10 eruptions over the last 1000 years, but nothing at all currently going on. Certainly predicting that if it did erupt it would be pyroclastic is ridiculous.

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7. Re: Haleakala Crater

Hello,

I am used to driving on mountain roads. I live in the french Alpes - basically the "Mont Blanc" is one of the highest montain in Europe.

And by the way, I am a man.

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Ahh, thanks for the gender tip :-).

You will do fine on the road to the summit.

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"only pyroclastic flow"

Um, yeah. I'm sure that was supposed to be reassuring, but pyroclastic flows will kill you regardless of how smart, fast, or observant you are if you're in the wrong place. A substantial amount of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mt. St. Helens was the result of pyroclastic flow.

The slow moving flows that can be seen on the Big Island will only kill you if you're stupid or incredibly unobservant.

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10. Re: Haleakala Crater

Will you be hiking?

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