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May 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,357
 Triplogs 2,765

59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar May 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking11.67 Miles 1,643 AEG
Hiking11.67 Miles   4 Hrs   52 Mns   2.56 mph
1,643 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
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1st trip
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A big thanks to Jim Lyding for the info on this hike. A big thanks to my brother in law Les for dropping me off and picking me up. The park is closed to entrance from 3-7 am if you don't have a permit to park and watch the sunrise. I read that you can get a permit up to 60 days in advance but I didn't find that to be the case. Every time I tried it said 80 not available. It would only show 2 days out and then said sold out. I would have did both but it was not to be. This hike is set up as a shuttle and they even have a standing area for hitchhiking to get back to your car. The drive up was pretty and we saw a wild pig, a couple Pheasant , a few Chukar, Rooster,s and lots of greenery. My brother in law dropped me off at the top trailhead and I scheduled a pickup for 6 hours later at the lower trailhead. Got in at 7am and was hiking by 730-740 I believe.The trails are marked. I had Jim's route and a National Park map. I enjoyed the moonscape. It was different and kind of cool.Nice color and some green mountains in the background made a good contrast. I saw a hiker here and there but passed less than 10 the whole hike. The Silversword plants were cool. I only saw one with a live stalk and it had not flowered yet. To me they are kind of like our century plants. They die after they grow a big stalk and flower. The hike out kicked my butt but the scenery was nice. You also climbed above the clouds. Looking down on them in the valley was very cool.I Made a friend on the climb out after accidently startling her. We climbed the last mile or two out together. Nice to meet you Victoria. This hike may seem too barren for some but I found it quite enjoyable. When Les picked me up a couple hikers just finished an overnighter. We offered them a ride back up top to get their car. They were so thankful. They said it could take a half hour or more to get a ride sometimes. Turned out they like Arizona and we chit chatted about Sedona,Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon :) . Thanks Jim and Les, Good times!!
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Chukar
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
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Jun 14 2016
JimmyLyding
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 Guides 111
 Routes 422
 Photos 4,290
 Triplogs 683

46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2016
JimmyLyding
Hiking11.40 Miles 2,101 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles   10 Hrs   42 Mns   1.70 mph
2,101 ft AEG   3 Hrs   59 Mns Break
 
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This hike was a lot more interesting than I had hoped. The day started out beautiful enough, but a family member required help in order to finish the hike to put it mildly. It shouldn't need to be said, but always eat a hearty breakfast before a hike and take your medication. I'm glad we all kept our heads, and stuck together, or else my uncle might not have made it out.
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Mar 09 2016
Lucyan
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 Routes 1
 Photos 17,685
 Triplogs 906

40 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2016
Lucyan
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nov 17 2011
soowai
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 Routes 1
 Photos 218
 Triplogs 47

51 female
 Joined Jan 15 2012
 Scottsdale, AZ
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2011
soowai
Hiking12.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.71 mph
1,500 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break12 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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From park headquarter to Halemau'u Trailhead
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Jun 19 2009
JimmyLyding
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 Guides 111
 Routes 422
 Photos 4,290
 Triplogs 683

46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2009
JimmyLyding
Hiking12.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 
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BrianLyding
3rd time for this hike. Unbelievable as usual. Did it with my bruddah, and didn't see many other hikers.
R.I.P. my beloved auntie Fran Buese and Edward Wilson "Too Tall." I'll never forget the aloha they shared with me, and how they helped me enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth. We will all miss these two beautiful people whether it is Fran's love of the islands or Too Tall's ambidextrous ukulele playing.
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Aug 01 2008
JimmyLyding
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 Guides 111
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 Photos 4,290
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46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2008
JimmyLyding
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 
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Brunhild
Lucky enough to do it twice in one year!
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May 10 2008
JimmyLyding
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 Guides 111
 Routes 422
 Photos 4,290
 Triplogs 683

46 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Haleakala Sliding Sands ShuttleMaui, HI
Maui, HI
Hiking avatar May 10 2008
JimmyLyding
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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average hiking speed 1.99 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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