Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette, MI

Sunrise No. 131 of 1,600+

  • Sunrise time: 6:21
  • Azimuth: 63°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Yes


  • Felt like: 35 ºF
  • Air Temp: 38 ºF
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Wind: 3 mph
  • Wind gust: 5 mph


  • 17mm
  • f/20.0
  • 8 sec
  • 50


Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette, MI

4.9 mile commute

📍 46° 36' 16" N, -87° 27' 18" W

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Musings [172 words]

This morning I proved to myself I can go an entire night without sleep and then get to the top of Sugarloaf well ahead of sunrise. Motivation and inspiration were running through my veins last night (and still) in a way I hadn’t seen in ages. It felt so good, so right.

Also, it was about 39º atop Sugarloaf this morning. That is an entire 70º warmer than the last time I was up there.

Overheard on top of Sugarloaf this morning: “All that [hiking] for just a gay photo.” I wonder what it’s like moving through the world with that mindset.

For years I have loved to take naps on top of Sugarloaf. The perfect summer day with a cool breeze, it’s everything. There is an assortment of rocks with varying contours for you and all your buddies. And grassy spots too. I took some time to get horizontal on a cozy, perfectly contoured rock, but I was just too wired to stay there today. And, my damp feet were cold.


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