Hawaiian Ice

Even Hawaii has ice. You may not realize it, but the islands of Maui and Hawaii rise to more than 13,000 feet above sea level. Every thousand feet of ascent equals several degrees drop in temperature.

That means even in a tropical paradise, you can find ice starting around 7,000 feet high. Temperatures here, and above, are typically mild throughout the day averaging between 50 to 60 degrees. Throughout the evening and into mid-morning though, temperatures regularly drop below freezing.

This is yet another reason we love Hawaii–the polar diversity of so many things, including tropical beach to icicle alley.

From the Photographer:

“So you came to Hawaii to escape the cold? I found icicles at the 7500 ft elevation of Haleakala last evening near sunset time.”

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