This was the sunrise on the last day of our three day backpacking trip inside the HaleakaIā crater on Maui, at the Hōlua campsite.

It’s a really amazing place: we travelled from complete silence in a near-martian landscape through clouds, wind and volcanic rock to lush rainforest conditions at the other end. At Hōlua it got down to below zero, and then we woke up to this for the hike out.

We were both exhausted and sore by the end, but it was worth it.