Maui Real Estate Blog

Earth Day Tribute to Maui

To celebrate Earth Day, I wanted to post a tribute to the natural beauty of Maui. This is a compilation of 10 photos and videos from around Maui and its surrounding ocean waters. I have also included links to five organizations that are working to protect and preserve the environment of Hawaii through conservation and education.


The East Maui coastline where Jungle Meets the Ocean


Haleakala Crater


The rough and rugged coastline just south of Hana


The view from a North Shore tide pool looking towards the West Maui Mountains


A rainbow and a passing rain squall along the North Shore of Maui


The Waihee Valley in the West Maui Mountains


The tail of a humpback whale offshore from Lahaina Maui


The Waters around Black Rock in Ka’anapali


Honolua Bay Marine Preserve near Kapalua


The waters off of Palauea Beach in Makena

Here are the five environmental not for profits that work in Maui County that would welcome your support on Earth Day!

Donate to the Hawaiian Island Land Trust to support their efforts to preserve land around Maui and the rest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Support The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and their efforts to preserve Maui’s Native Bird Species and their native forest habitats.

Join or donate to The Maui Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for the preservation of local surf breaks, clean ocean water and beaches.

Help the Maui Huliau Foundation with their environmental education Efforts for Maui Youth.

Support The Nature Conservancy Hawaii and their projects that preserve, protect and restore the Natural Environment of Hawaii.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Photos from Haleakala National Park

I had a great overnight camping trip up in Haleakala National Park on Friday night. After pitching a tent in Hosmer’s Grove just inside the park’s entrance, we headed up to the summit to take in the crater views and the sunset. It had been quite a while since I had been up to the summit. I immediately regretted my extended absence. The vistas of the crater, the surrounding islands and of Maui itself make this one of the more stunning locales on the planet. The skies also managed to put on quite a show. We were treated to a fiery sunset. As the last of the sunset colors faded, the night skies began to shimmer with stars.

After a great night of sleep in the crisp mountain air, we awoke early in the morning for a quick hike on the Halema’u’u trailhead. This took us to an overlook of the crater and the Koolau Gap on the North side of the dormant volcano. Out timing was good as the crater and gap views were shrouded in clouds not long after we arrived. A little more than an hour after finishing our hike, we were back down at sea level in Paia. The air felt warmer than usual compared to the crisp, cool summit air. It is hard to imagine such a diversity of climates in close proximity. It is truly a testament to the diversity of environments in Maui.

Pete Jalbert