Nice days like today make me think about how fantastic the islands are all year ’round. This shot was taken last year while vacationing in Maui, at the top of Haleakala summit. You have to wake up pretty early in the morning (think, several hours before sunrise) to make it up there in time for this sight, but it is well worth it. Well, at least it’s worth it once per Hawaii trip.
Oh, and that warm weather I was just alluding to? It doesn’t exist up there during those sunrise hours. It’s actually more like winter – 30°F plus wind chill. There’s a little shelter at the top for viewers to take in the sunrise or sunset from, but that’s a no-go if you want worthwhile pictures. I wish I had taken a picture of me sitting outside in the freezing cold while everyone else was inside, talking about that crazy man freezing his fingers off out there to get a photograph!
Anyway, for a beautiful, sunny, spring Saturday…we go to number seven:
house of the sun