Anybody up for a moody landscape? I’m a big believer in gloomy volcanic craters, but this place was so full of color! Even when the crater tried its best to look like Mordor, golden ferns scraped out a foothold and painted the valley.
This was the highlight of our trip, #haleakalacrater hike, it was something out of this world ... We felt like we were on Mars, start at 10,000 feet and descend about 2,800 feet down into the crater over the course of about 4 miles, the most difficult part was climbing back up this out and back formation. #haleakalanationalpark#haleakala#mauihike
We started our day at 2:30 am😱 and ventured up to Haleakalā National Park to watch the sunrise. I couldn’t bring myself to put a filter on any of these photos and still they don’t do it much justice. It was worth it! I’ve never seen a sunrise like that in my life. Nature is just so incredible 💞
After the sunrise we road bikes down the mountain to a zip line course where we finished our morning. Action packed is how I like my vacations, but we are planning on taking it easy the next few days to try to get some relaxation in 😴 #haleakalasunrise#haleakalanationalpark#nps#maui#iphoneonly
⛰I had to put my @goodr shades down to hide my teary eyes. This waterfall was breathtaking; it was one of the most incredible things my eyes have ever seen. Pictures can not begin to capture its beauty. The 2 mile dangerous trail to get there was worth taking, to see this site. More pictures in my stories. #waimokufalls#haleakalanationalpark#pipiwaitrail#trail
Assistir ao nascer-do-sol no vulcão 🌋 HALEAKALA! Com mais de 10.023 pés (ou 3.055 metros), você acorda 3:00 da manhã para ir assistir a uma das experiências mais incríveis da sua vida! O vulcão Haleakalā tem um aspecto terroso que dizem quase lembrar o cenário de Marte. Além disso, você vê o nascer do sol acima das nuvens... sem palavras!!! ❤️🌋 .
Watch the sunrise on the volcano 🌋 HALEAKALA! With over 10,023 feet (or 3,055 meters), you wake up 3:00 in the morning to go and watch one of the most incredible experiences of your life! The Haleakalā volcano has an earthy appearance that says almost remind the scene of Mars. Also, you see the sunrise above the clouds ... just perfect!!! 🌋❤️
Our last day began with a super early wake-up call for a steep & curvy drive up to the top of Haleakala where we watched the sun break through the clouds in the crater to announce the start of a new day. Just as the sun popped through Sidney fell and hit her head on a rock, so into the ranger station we went! She was fine but it sure did scare mom and dad! #sunrise#haleakalanationalpark#maui#familyvacation#poorsidney
📍Haleakala National Park
(House of the sun)
🌋 10,023 feet = 3,055m
🌙 Woke up at 2:30am
🚗 1.5hr drive to the summit
❄️ 0°c waited for over an hour
🌅 Spectacular sunrise
🏔 Breathtaking landscape
🤙 DEFINITELY WORTH IT!!!
"It was the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed, and the memory of it will remain with me always.”
- Mark Twain.