Mount Haleakala Sunrise

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You probably noticed I haven’t been posting the past few weeks — we were on vacation in Hawaii! I am so excited to share some photos with you over the next few days. One of our excursions was with Temptations Tours in Maui to visit Mount Haleakala for the sunrise. Haleakala translates to “house of the sun” and that is exactly how I would describe this dormant volcano that forms 75% of Maui. It is the world’s largest dormant volcano. This is one of the most epic/spiritual/incredible experiences I have ever witnessed. We woke up at 1:30 am and were picked up at 2:30 am to drive all the way up the mountain. I have NEVER seen the stars as bright as they were that night/early morning. I wish my camera could capture what we saw– the Orionid Meteor Shower was still occurring so we saw over 12 shooting stars, 5+ satellites traveling quickly in the sky, the International Space station, several constellations, the milky way and the BRIGHT star-looking thing as the top of the sunrise in these photos is JUPITER!

When the sun began to rise, a native Hawaiian woman sang a traditional song that still gives me goose bumps to this day. In the light of this election, no matter what political front you support, we must be incredibly grateful that we wake up in the morning and the sun shines.

If you ever get a chance to go to Maui, I totally recommend this experience. It was cold and windy at the top of the mountain, but it is 100% worth the memories you will make up there.

 

Here’s to a healthy and happy you, xo!

5 thoughts on “Mount Haleakala Sunrise

  1. Paige Wunder

    Absolutely beautiful! I just made it to Hawaii for the first time this year, but we only made it to Hawaii + Kauai, but Maui is at the top of the list for next time and this is at the top of that list! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous experience. Cheers!

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