A Drive to the Top of the Haleakala Volcano

 

As we drove up the winding road to the top of the dormant Haleakala volcano in Maui, the weather was clear and sunny for the first 6,000 feet in elevation. The top was down on our rented Mustang convertible and we were basking in the views.
By the time we reached 7,000 feet in elevation, the clouds started to roll in, the temperature dropped drastically and Nina begged to put the convertible top up.
We drove through thick cloud cover for several thousand more feet of elevation until we reached 9,000 and suddenly broke through the clouds. At 10,000 feet, at the top of the volcano, we were above the clouds, looking down on them.
The road leading to the top of Haleakala volcano.
A view from the top of Haleakala and the highest point in Maui.
The clouds get ready to envelop the peak.
A view of the Big Island of Hawaii from the top of Haleakala with large peaks at both ends of the island.
Large lava rocks at the top of the crater.
The peaks of Haleakala engulfed in clouds.
A beautiful rock formation at the top of Haleakala.