National Geographic : 1924 Feb
Official photograph, U.S.Army AirService, Photographic Section A SEA OF CLOUDS CREEPING IN TO THE EAST, WIIERE TIE WHOLE SIDE OF IIALEAKALA VOLCANO, ON THE ISLAND OFMAUI, HAD BEEN BLOWN AWAY. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM AN ELEVATION OF II,000 FEET (SEE PAGES 128, 147, 207) "We climbed steadily, dodging clouds, until we finally left them below us. Ahead stretched an unbrokenseaofclouds, with Haleakala, amagnificent island, rising through them. Breasting the southern shoulder, we got our first glimpse of the immense crater, theater ofvast volcanic action inthe long-forgotten ages. Within the crater could be seen many smaller cones or craters, all good-sized hills,and between them thelava flows, distinguish able by their variation in color as the work of different ages." -LIEUTENANT R. C . WRISTON.