by Anura Guruge
Well, we knew it was coming. NOW it has come to pass. YOU need $6 reservations to go up Cadillac on wheels. BUMMER. There have been days when we have gone up 3-times in a day. Twice was more or less de rigeur. Once during the day & then last thing before we left the Park — or sometimes after dinner. SHAME. But, I understand. We have never got stuck in traffic but I have heard that it can be brutal.
Notice the Park Service has carved out ‘SUNRISE’ as a separate category. That is to cater for all those that are anxious to experience ‘first sunrise’ from Cadillac.
Well, I have good & bad news for them.
During the ENTIRE Summer, during 90% of the period covered by the $6 reservation system, ‘first sunrise’, in mainland U.S. CANNOT be seen from Cadillac! That is kosher. I would NOT joke about something as important as this.
You can ONLY see ‘first sunrise’, in mainland U.S., from Cadillac between October 7 & March 6. That is it.
So, ‘first sunrise’ is basically ONLY during off-season. How ironic. How cruel.
Yes, ‘first sunrise’ in mainland U.S., during the Summer, is visible from Maine — BUT not from the coast. SMILE. Yes, I know where to see it. Do you want to know. SMILE.