Instead of riding down the road from the top of Haleakala, my Dad said we had to do it the “better way” by riding the skyline trail down. I was apprehensive. But it was actually pretty fun and not as hard as I had feared. The road to Haleakala is the greatest elevation gain in the least distance. (From sea level to just over 10,000 feet in about 38 miles). And I’m pretty sure that the trail lost elevation faster than the road…so it made for one fun ride down through the clouds. My fearless sister came along and she’s never even mountain biked! My family is crazy! I am happy to report no injuries for this expedition.