Haleakala National Park, Maui
Haleakala. House of the Sun. Hawaiian Legend tells us that chief Maui came Here to force the Sun to slow down and make days longer. If the Legend is true, He succeeded beyond anyone's imagination. The Sun comes early in the day and shoots straight upward, skipping the morning altogether. Stays high up the whole day, until the time to drop down and simply disappear. Perfect Tropics Day.