For years people have headed west to the mountains in search of gold. The same thing happens in Hawaii; only here the gold at the mountaintop is unfortunately not something you can possess.
At about 10,000 feet above sea level and between climate inversion layers, the views atop Maui’s Haleakala are unparalleled. Looking west to the sunset one can see both the north and south shorelines in the same view. Straight west lie the West Maui Mountains, to the east the Big Island and its tall peaks.
Once here there is little to do other than sit back and enjoy the show.