Haleakala: Sunrise, Sundown and In Between

Most Maui visitors want to know when they should see Haleakala: At sunrise or at sunset.  These Hike Maui guides might say that the answer is, “Yes!”On the day this photo was taken, these Hike Maui guides were continuing their extracurricular exploration of the Haleakala Crater. They had  just completed Kaupo Gap — a 17-mile trek that started at 5 am in Kula, and ended back in Kula at 6 pm. All were all cheerful and, according to all, “Totally stoked.”They had also taken the 12-mile hike from the Haleakala summit at 10,000 feet, across the crater floor and then out the Halemau’u Trail.  A sunup to sundown, multi-day excursion is an extreme treat, and not for everyone, but the good news is: You can experience Mount Haleakala for yourself, knowing that you can’t get it wrong.  Exploring and discovering the rare sights, sounds and history of Haleakala is good pretty much every time, anytime.A Hike Maui Haleakala excursion takes most, if not all day, and is a full crater trip, meaning that you’ll see the crater’s two very different sides.  Note that Dylan, Erik and Jeremy have layered on some cold weather gear, and that’s because the weather at the 10,000 summit can be downright chilly. (Some winters it snows at the top!)  You’ll see top of the world, above the cloud views down the side of Maui from the summit, and take in the colorful cinder cone fields inside this once-active creator of the island of Maui.

Haleakala Crater

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