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I am not big on organized tours, but I think this is a MUST DO while in Maui.  This adventure

begins long before the sun comes up.  In order to reach the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala

before fist light, I had to wake up at 2am!  And though it was early, it was worth it!    


First light from above the clouds at Haleakala crater


The ninety-minute ride to the top took us from sea level to over 10,000 feet 


Looking down at the clouds towards the west


My first glimpse of the sun


Let there be light!


A view inside Haleakala Crater


The Haleakala Silverword in bloom


It's all down hill from here...


I couldn't resist a photo with this backdrop


Descending into the clouds


Fields of fresh Hawaiian pineapples



Each is individually planted and harvested... 

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