A cold, early-morning wake-up call in Hawaii. I still think it’s crazy that it can get so cold on this tropical island! The Big Island provides all but two of the world’s climate zones. In one day you can snow ski on the peaks of Mauna Kea, snorkel through amazing coral reefs, hike through volcanic deserts and rain forests, and lay out on black sand beaches. Pretty crazy. And one of the reasons I LOVE this place! This was the day during my 2009 trip to Hawaii that we hiked across the Kilauea Iki Crater. Seriously the most amazing hike I have ever been on. We parked our car near the Thurston Lava Tube and started our trip at the Kilauea Iki Overlook along…