Racing the Sun to Koko Head
As we were about half way up the crater at 5 am, I started to wonder why we decided to get up at 3:45 do this.
Trust me, it's definitely worth it coming to the top dripping with sweat to feel that cool breeze from the ocean on your face, cooling your skin. The view is breathtaking, and I find it so amazing how the clouds make shadows on the top of the water.
Looking out over this incredible display of God's creation brought to mind Psalms 95:3-7,
"For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care."
We live in Wahiawa, which was about a 40 minute drive down to Koko Head District Park. Sunrise is around 5:45 or so and you'll just have to time it depending on where you live. It took us 25 minutes to get to the top without many breaks. For some people it takes them an hour or longer and really just depends on your fitness level. I wouldn't recommend doing this with kids just because it's very strenuous and going back down would be difficult. I'd say, to experience this in the morning, it's worth waking up extra early and!
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