The Honeymoon - Maui

Haleakala Sunrise

On our second day in Maui we got up ridiclously early to drive to the top of Haleakala to watch the sunrise. Haleakala is a 10,023 foot volcano crater. The drive to get there goes from sea level to 10,000 feet in just 37 miles. It was very cold at the top and we wore our fleece and Gortex - our skiing clothes - to stay warm. This seemed strange attire in Hawaii, but it wasn't the last time we wore these clothes.

Soon after 6:00 a.m., the sky began to light up. As the sun started to peak over the clouds, the sky changed from brilliant organges to pinks and finally to blue. It was definitely the best sunrise I have ever seen and is touted as the best place to see a sunrise in the world.

After the sun rose, we got a view of the massive crater of Haleakala. Also, before we left, I jogged up the last 100 or so feet to reach the true summit, because it was there.

Dawn from 10,000 feet

Here comes the sun

Almost there...

The beginning of another wonderful day

Gortex and Fleece in Hawaii?

David Summiting at 10,023 Feet

The Road to Hana <- Maui Adventures -> Molokini Snorkel Cruise
Wedding -> Honeymoon -> Maui

September 16, 2001