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Spectacular Sunrise

A spectacular sunrise

The sunrises over the clouds as seen at the summit of the Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui in Hawaiii. Every morning, thousands of people drive 2-3 hours to reach the top of the crater in time to catch the sun rising above the clouds.

Situated 10,023 feet above sea level, the road to the summit is 36.2 miles from sea level to summit, making it the quickest assent in the world.

What I find amazing, is the 90,000 people per year that bicycle DOWN the crater after sunrise.

 

In March, there is a run UP the hill - The annual  "Run to the Sun" in which 175 runners compete in a race that is usually won in about 5 1/2 hours. 

In June the annual "Cycle to the Sun" features bicyclists racing to the top of the crater in just under 3 hours. 

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