People waited at the Haleakala Visitor Center on Thursday for it to reopen at 9 a.m.
Halema'uma'u Crater is aglow at dawn, just moments after the park reopened at 6 a.m. Thursday.
The Macfarlanes of Scotland were the first visitors to enter the park once the entrance reopened at 6 a.m. Thursday.
And what timing! The family is scheduled to fly home Thursday night on a late flight, the last day of their 10-day vacation.
Park Ranger Chantel Weaver raises the colors Thursday morning at the Kilauea Visitor Center.
Ranger Travis leads a group of happy visitors on "Exploring the Summit."
This was the first ranger-guided trek since the park closed on Oct. 1.
A photo taken by the park's archaeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura. Click here to read more about the national park openings.
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