We got up at 3 am to get to Mt. Haleakala before the 5:58 SunRise, and it was worth it. The road from Kihei is well maked with signs. Once you reach the top there are two parking lots a 20 car lot at the summit ( luckly you) they close the road up to the summit once they THINK that lot is full, if you don't have a tradition spot just double park, everyone leaves by 6:20; and about a 100 car lot .2 km below the summit. Either lot will be just fine. Find a place on the rail and wait.
As the sun creeps over the cloud, a local tour guide sang a welcome to a new day...that was very nice. The pictures we got were stunning!
On the way down we stopped at the Laverder farm, for fresh coffee, fresh bread and a rest stop break.
We were back at our Condo by 8:45 and spend the rest of the day at the ocean.