We drove here early in the morning to view the famous sunrise over Mt Haleakala. We left Mariott in Lahaina around 4:30am to watch the sunrise at 6:15. The trip took about 1 1/2 hr and the foggy drive didn't help at all. Good thing we have GPS coz it helped mapped out the road to the summit which is dark, narrow and some areas without guard rails! Parking lots tend to get filled out fast so to avoid walking some hundred yards, arrive early. We brought lite jackets and pants and beanies but no match to the chilly 30ish temp at the summit. Leave your hawaiian shirt and shorts in the hotel, you'll thank me later. Bring hot drinks and foods for breakfast as I didn't see a Resto there. Awesome plant and bird species only found at that elevation. Take lots of pictures. Awesome view of Maui from 10,000 ft.
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