Yesterday I posted an image taken along the road to Haleakala. The road is dramatic because you start at sea level and climb to over 10,000 feet. You start at beach weather and end in winter weather so you need to be prepared. Once you finally make it to the top of Haleakala you are rewarded with one of the great views on planet Earth.
To me it looks like I imagine the mountains on the moon look and not surprisingly the moon astronauts trained there. One minute it is foggy and you can’t even see the crater and the next voila! The place is just magical and if you are brave you can even ride on horseback through parts of the crater.
Today, old man winter fired a warning shot over over our bow. Sure today it was just a small flurry, but I’m not fooled. This is from the Halloween snow a couple of years ago. If you don’t like snow like me it’s time to flee!
There is a scenic drive in California that is not to be missed. It is called 17-Mile Drive and is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on the Monterrey Peninsula. There are many scenic views along the drive like the Lone Cypress and the Famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. There is a small island off shore that is called Seal island which was one of the highlights for me because I love seeing wildlife in a natural environment. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.