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Haleakala Sunset and Star Gazing-Maui Photographer

Aloha,

My daughter was back from College in Oregon this past summer for 4 weeks.   I had the chance to share with her one of my favorite Maui activities.  Haleakala crater summit is approximately 10,000 ft up where the air is amazingly clean and clear.  Perfect for watching a sunset and then star gazing once dark .  Even though we are in Hawaii it is still very cold 10,000 ft up, and we were prepared.  We had multiple layers of clothing which included sweaters, heavy coats, gloves, as well as sleeping bags for after dark.  After watching another amazing sunset we climbed into our sleeping bags and watched the universe slowly spin by.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves as most all left once the sun had set.  Needless to say the stars were amazing.  My daughter enjoyed it so much so that when her boyfriend came over 2 weeks later she took him up.  Below are some of our fantastic memories.  Enjoy and Aloha-

John

 

 

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Fellow on lookers

Fellow on lookers

Beautiful Crater Colors

Beautiful Crater Colors

Kaho

Kaho’olawe island and Maalaea

Science City

Science City

Kahalui

Kahului

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My daughter trying to stay warm!

My daughter trying to stay warm!

Massive

Massive

Amazing

Amazing

Humbling

Humbling

 

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