Cadillac Mountain (located in Maine) is not one of the highest peaks in the world in fact, it is only 1,528 feet. Why would Radiating Hope prayer flag climbers make a fuss about this little peak? The thing that makes Cadillac Mountain special is not its height, nor is it the difficulty of the climb. Instead, Cadillac Mountain is special because it is the first place in United States to see the sun shine every morning!! In our case this was at the early hour of 4:48 AM.
The journey started at 3:45 AM, on a bike (probably the only mountain we will ever climb on a bike that is for sure), and within an hour we had arrived. The moon was still out. So we found a nice place to rest as we waited for the sun to rise. Yeah, it was pretty spectacular.