"Ma'uka" -- Volcanoes & Deep Canyons - maui-mike
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Pu'u Ola'i cinder cone, near Makena State park, south Maui.

The steep-sided conical structure of this recent eruptive structure is a beautifully intact example of a cinder cone situated on the flanks of a much larger volcano (Haleakala), also known ass a "parasitic" cone.

The beautiful white-sand shorelines of Little Beach (top of image) and Big Beach (left side of image) owe their existence to the presence of the cinder cone, which trapped coral sands drifting along the coastline in the longshore drift.

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