Mauna Kea sunsets are an experience that feels sacred. You're in a land that you know is old, and with history not only of the people and culture of Hawai'i, but of natural history as well. When you rise above the cloud layer and look to the horizon, it's as if you've transcended above the ordinary world that you knew, and can see a completely different Earth.
This is atop Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawai'i. The smaller mountaintop you can see in the distance is of Hualalai, the mountain close to Kona.
The Hamakua coast on Hawai'i is scattered with small streams, fed by the rains and waters flowing from the mountains.