The adventure of life is to learn. The goal of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The secret of life is to dare. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love! ~William Ward

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunrise on Mt. Haleakala

I love to watch the sunrise, or set. Kevin and I chose to start our last full day up on Mt. Haleaka watching the sunrise. Our morning started with a 1:50AM alarm. Our shuttle picked us up at 2:30 and took us to Mt. Haleakala. The tour guide knew we would be woefully unprepared for the below freezing temperatures and gave everyone on the trip at least one coat. Then we stood or should I say shivered in the cold until about 6:37 when we saw exactly what we'd be waiting for! It was a beautiful sunrise! I believe we were at about 9000' above sea level here. Then we went to the summit where we saw the crater at 10,000 feet. Mother Nature is truly amazing and it takes a trip like this, once in the while, to remind oneself just how incredible our world really is.


  1. Beautiful! Breathtakingly beautiful.

  2. THESE ARE AMAZING CATHY!! I have been really enjoying your Hawaii pictures!!

  3. That is so beautiful! Love the sunburst. Your photos are great.