For our first morning in Maui, we decided to get up super early to see the sunrise over Haleakala Crater. This is one of the things that we kept reading about and hearing about – the sunrise. So, of course we had to check it out! Since we got into Maui the day before, we weren’t fully adjusted to the time change yet, which made Sunday morning perfect! The 2:30am wake up call was more like 5:30am PST, so it wasn’t as bad. The Haleakala Summit is at almost 10,000 feet, so we knew it was going to be chilly. Sunrise was at 6:11am, and we arrived at the summit at about 5:15am. It was already so packed with people! Luckily, we found a spot along the railing and I was able to set up my tripod and camera. Mike took a GoPro time lapse video, which was totally a learning experience! We learned that handheld wasn’t really the way to go, so our videos get better as the trip goes on! Our pictures turned out great, and the sunrise was really an amazing experience. The clouds rolled in before the sun peeked out, but the lead up to the sunrise was incredible!
You can watch Mike’s time lapse video by clicking this!
After the sunrise, we drove back down the crater and saw the most beautiful rainbow with some gorgeous scenery!