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Volcanos And Frets

February 1st, 2017 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
From 10,000 feet

From 10,000 feet

Every time we come to Maui, a trip to Haleakala is mandated, and it never gets old. The drive to Kula is amazing enough, and then you enter the National Park. I show the Ranger at the gate my Golden Age Passport an me and my carload of family and friends are passed into the park free. Age is recognized at national parks.

Not a bad view

Not a bad view

This is one of those places here everywhere is a photo op and more. If you consider that the last eruption here was in 1790, it seems like yesterday.

Lava grows

Lava grows

We’ve been up here when the temperature was in the 30’s, but on this day, the low 60’s were delightful.

The caldera...

The caldera...

Mountains of the moon?

Mountains of the moon?

The power of nature is always awesome wherever you encounter it… it is truly in your face here!

Life in the rocks...

Life in the rocks...

To see vegetation so far above the tree line, is truly breathtaking.

Another look at the caldera...

Another look at the caldera...

Yeah, the hits just keep on coming!

One great shot after another...

One great shot after another...

Looking down from 10,000 feet

Looking down from 10,000 feet

What a great day Sunday was. Yesterday our Fur Peace Ranch On The Road began and we have been able to invite our creative souls with the sound of the ocean gently rolling in the background. Every now and then a whale breaches and a cheer goes up from the beach.

Good times!

Another glorious day bids us goodbye...

Another glorious day bids us goodbye...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Sometimes you have to make the best of where you are… and sometimes where you are… is the best!

Onward!

  1. Ham n Eggs
    February 1st, 2017 at 13:45 | #1

    http://observer.com/2017/02/jefferson-airplane-birthed-psychedelic-rock-surrealistic-pillow/
    Nice review of Surrealistic Pillow on turning 50. Released Feb 1
    Go Ride the Music
    Who’d a thunk it?
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  2. johno
    February 1st, 2017 at 14:45 | #2

    Thanks for the pictures. Spectacular! Really nice – from 10,000 feet!

  3. Bill Fisher
    February 1st, 2017 at 16:43 | #3

    Spectacular

    If I might make a suggestion, while you’re there you might take the trip up to the observatory on Mauna Kea. It is the state of the art. Can’t go in, but the view of the night sky, plus the sunset, is worth it. Get Izze excited by astronomy. We did it and my kids love it. Dress warmly – it’s 14,000 feet up.

    I hope you and your family have a blast, Jorma. See you guys at FPR this summer I hope

    All the best

  4. carey georgas
    February 1st, 2017 at 17:06 | #4

    Keep those sunsets coming! Haleakala is indeed a rare and beautiful place. Excellent photos from the summit. I gotta check on gettin’ me a golden pass.

  5. Andy K
    February 1st, 2017 at 17:52 | #5

    @carey georgas
    Glad to see you are OK.
    You’re in Texas, right? I thought you might have been run over by the stampede of 3 Million illegals that streamed across the Mexican border to vote in November. :)

  6. Richard
    February 1st, 2017 at 18:27 | #6

    Presale for the Staten Island show is working..Just got 7th row..Yeah man..cant wait..

  7. carey georgas
    February 1st, 2017 at 18:33 | #7

    @Andy K
    Thanks, Andy. Don’t get me started…

  8. Kevin
    February 1st, 2017 at 18:46 | #8

    @Ham n Eggs
    Thanks for sharing, that was nice.
    Jorma, was Embryonic Journey really the first piece of music you ever wrote? That was the song that really got me deep into JA, wasn’t very aware of JA in the 60’s except for the hits on the radio, heard Embyonic Journey in the mid 70’s and that’s when I really delved into the old catalog. I always found the songs written by you were the ones that grabbed me and really stuck to my soul, and that led me to the Hot Tuna material. It’s been the soundtrack of my life ever since.

  9. February 1st, 2017 at 18:53 | #9

    It was my first piece… 1963 I believe.

  10. Hogan
    February 2nd, 2017 at 02:58 | #10

    Beautiful pictures…especially the sun sets. Caught a beautiful one tonight in SC. Haven’t been to Hawaii in many years, since I left SF. Your pictures bring back a lot of great memories.

    :-)

  11. Andy K
    February 2nd, 2017 at 09:11 | #11

    @Richard
    Yep and tomorrow we are going to get tickets to the benefit show in Brooklyn!

  12. rich l
    February 2nd, 2017 at 10:03 | #12

    “High upon a mountain top
    Fortress thick and bonded,
    Thoughts about a brighter day
    Together in the sun” – Roads and Roads

    I sure would love to hear that song live someday!

  13. johno
    February 2nd, 2017 at 13:40 | #13

    Just imagine – Jorma’s first song was Embryonic Journey.
    That’s just incredible!
    Roads and Roads is one of my faves – great cd.
    @rich l

  14. Doug Mlyn
    February 2nd, 2017 at 14:37 | #14

    speaking of SF, the fillmore show is just 2 short weeks away!! As many times as I have seen Hot Tuna, I still get that pre-show anticipation and excitement. Really looking forward to this show!!

  15. Brian Doyle
    February 2nd, 2017 at 14:40 | #15

    I video-ed Denny Sarokin doing his song ‘Sanibel’ live at the Sanibel Community Center January 30 2017. It was part of the showing of a Florida fresh water documentary my uncle Larry Doyle and David Carter presented:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KraX8KDakSs

  16. gregg
    February 2nd, 2017 at 16:09 | #16

    just got seats at st George theater boy that was a dream, 1100 am place looked closed, door open place empty heat hit you as u went in . went to window asked for tickets was not a mem for pre sale had online pre sale code written down which I said to seller didn’t seem to matter he didn’t ask cool. street parking a problem I park by p.s. 16 best place for spots but 5-6 blocks away and hilly, but lot across from theater 18-24 usd. I was told Gregg

  17. rich l
    February 2nd, 2017 at 16:56 | #17

    He was just an embryo then!@johno

  18. Richard
    February 2nd, 2017 at 20:27 | #18

    gregg :just got seats at st George theater boy that was a dream, 1100 am place looked closed, door open place empty heat hit you as u went in . went to window asked for tickets was not a mem for pre sale had online pre sale code written down which I said to seller didn’t seem to matter he didn’t ask cool. street parking a problem I park by p.s. 16 best place for spots but 5-6 blocks away and hilly, but lot across from theater 18-24 usd. I was told Gregg

    Hey Greg thanks for parking info,was wondering myself.Great to see HT at a different venue too..Never been to the St. George..

  19. Andy K
    February 3rd, 2017 at 10:36 | #19

    FYI Brooklyn tix now avail at gecbklyn.org

  20. February 3rd, 2017 at 12:33 | #20

    Wow.

  21. Mitch Spector
    February 3rd, 2017 at 13:31 | #21

    Beautiful pictures Jorma .I had the good fortune to visit there in 1981 and again in 1985 .Hope you enjoy every second in paradise .Peace

  22. Matt
    February 3rd, 2017 at 15:23 | #22

    Nice pics. Great scenery.

  23. JD
    February 3rd, 2017 at 16:07 | #23

    Someone mentioned Mauna Kea up above – that’s the Big Island.

    Embryonic Journey is so woven into our lives – such an iconic piece. Amazing that it was your first!

  24. Brian Doyle
    February 3rd, 2017 at 17:39 | #24

    Wish I could make that show. Out of personal neglect and budget I’ve never seen Jorma play. Shows like this are like a comfortable pair of old shoes for us too and sometimes the only way to connect with an almost sacred thing to us that recedes to a vanishing horizon with each passing year…

  25. johno
    February 3rd, 2017 at 18:22 | #25

    Spent numerous tropical vacations on Sanibel Island. It’s one of my fave places in the country. It’s down in Florida off the Gulf Coast near Fort Myers. Sanibel is a laid back tropical gem. Some of the best shelling in the world. Good times.
    @Brian Doyle

  26. Brian Doyle
    February 3rd, 2017 at 23:40 | #26

    Maybe if we play it up enough we can get Jorma and Jack to play down here. Right now everything is green and the crickets are chirping. 66* at night.

    Forgot to mention Crosby Stills Nash and Young did Denny Sarokin’s song ‘Sanibel’.

  27. johno
    February 4th, 2017 at 14:07 | #27

    Wishing I was down there! It’s freezing here on Long Island.
    @Brian Doyle

  28. jim hitchcock
    February 4th, 2017 at 14:40 | #28

    Can’t quite explain it

    But every time I play Victoria I want to get up and dance

    And I don’t Ever dance

    But I do love me some Kinks

    but

  29. jim hitchcock
    February 6th, 2017 at 01:33 | #29

    Baseball is my game,don’t really follow football

    Except for the Super Bowl, love playing the pool.

    Tonight I had Falcons 8, Patriot 4

    A cool 5k win, sorely needed.

  30. Ham n Eggs
    February 6th, 2017 at 07:12 | #30

    Good for you
    Peace
    Love All Ways
    @jim hitchcock

  31. Ham n Eggs
    February 6th, 2017 at 07:14 | #31

    Pitchers and catchers
    Hope Springs Eternal :)
    Peace Love All Ways

  32. Brian Doyle
    February 6th, 2017 at 12:29 | #32

    Football sort of viscerally hits me like the game of the automatic war crowd…The gladiators…

  33. johno
    February 6th, 2017 at 14:01 | #33

    Great game last night – especially if you were a Patriots fan. Action packed right up until the very end.