The Road to Hana and Haleakala – III


The third and last part of the Hana series by Kartik Kannan 

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I had time to drive by a beautiful ‘Greekish’ sunset by the beach, and now proceeded to drive to the best part of the journey after a short rest and dinner- The drive to Haleakala crater was a 150 mile distance again, and this started at 1 30 in the morning, driving on the mountain roads with no street lights. As you meander along the curves of the mountains overlooking the clouds, the chill in the air went up every curve until you reached the summit at 10,000 feet. It was beautiful looking at the how the clouds go orange from dark blue, as the sun comes up to take over from the moon, on its celestial duties! What started off as ‘Chala Jaata Hoon’ ended with a Bryan Adams number-‘ Those were the best days of my life’ as the morning sun rays became stronger!

11 The Meandering Roads to the Volcano Summit

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Pausing the sunset

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Yoohoo! “I survived the Road Trip to Hana”

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Those were the best days of my life, and This was the Best Drive of My Life! The complete pictureset can be viewed here.

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