High altitude Haleakala

Sunday after church we headed up the mountain. The mountain being Haleakala. From sea level up to 10,023 ft along one very twisty road. Incredible. The top was pretty enshrouded in cloud. We took a hike down into the crater anyhow.
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We didn’t have much visibility.
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But at least the company was good looking!
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At one point on our way back up out of the crater the clouds cleared for about 3 minutes so we could at least see where we’d been.
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This plant is called silver-sword. Because it’s silver. And has sword-like leaves. Clever.
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We hung around the summit until sunset, hoping the clouds would clear enough to give us a good view. And they did! But it was FREEZING. And we didn’t really bring many clothes along. All I had was my un-lined raincoat. Happily Mom loaned me a vest. I still didn’t warm up for hours.
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