The Kam family finally had the opportunity to experience sunrise atop Haleakala – The House of the Rising Sun – and boy was it incredible. Despite the freezing cold temperatures that dipped down into the 30s, it was worth every second being there to see the amazing crater go from complete darkness to daylight. I used my Canon SD750 camera’s time lapse feature to capture the moment. It’s not the greatest quality, but you get the idea.
I thought I’d also share this video created by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau which beautifully captures the magic of Haleakala:
If you have the chance to visit Maui, I highly recommend a trip to Haleakala’s summit (10,000 feet above sea level) for sunrise (or sunset). Besides the unbelievable scenery, the photos you’ll take of yourself (and the family) all bundled up are sure to be lasting memories. 🙂