Earlier this February I went on a two day trip to Maui with my good friend John Hook. John is a professional photographer based on Oahu. He was asked to shoot the notable towns around Maui for one of the magazines that he works for. I tagged along and followed John as he shot photos of hippies in Paia, a family in Makawao, and the sun rise atop the volcano responsible for Maui's landmass, Haleakala.

The sunrise at Haleakala is something that I've always been told to check out, but it wasn't until this trip that I was able to fully bask in all of its glory. After buying a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts in the wee hours of the morning, John and I drove the winding road to Haleakala's summit. It was quite a spectacle and one of the coolest things I've witnessed. Every hue of red, orange, yellow, and blue filled the sky over the Mars-like terrain. It was a truly breathtaking experience.