We left our hotel in Kihei around 2:30 am to drive up. We got there plenty early enough, so we took a nap in the car before heading up to the lookout point. We both brought warm clothing (heavy winter coats, long pants, gloved, etc. and we were still freezing. I definitely suggest taking a spare blanket from the hotel. I can't even put into words how magnificent this experience was - our pictures don't even do it justice. Definitely a must-do!