Route: Sea to Sky, Haleakala (HI)

Location
Hawaii, US
Description

This route ascends Haleakala from the beach near Kaupo (Maui) via the Kaupo and Sliding Sands trails. It's about 20 miles each way, and ascends 10,023 feet.

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Hey everyone! I want to announce my intention to set a new round trip FKT for this route. I will be using support from my crew at the summit, so I will target the supported FKT, however I would like to break the unsupported FKT as well. I will make my attempt on Wednesday, May 2nd starting at the beach in between 5-6AM. I have had a great winter of training and I am very excited about going after this FKT! I will submit my trail report, photos/video, and .gpx data as soon as I can following my attempt. I look forward to any comments, input, or questions :-) I can't wait to do this route!!

Planning on attempting this route tomorrow, October 27th. Not had chance to recee the lower trail hopefully it’s not too overgrown.

I wanted to let you all know I will be attempting the route on 23 MAY.  I will be using the set route that begins at the beach.  Once at the top I will then head down on the road to Kahului and end at the beach there.  I will be supported for this attempt.  It should a total of 55.5 miles.  If successful I think this may be considered as a new FKT route for others to attempt.

This attempt was exciting but it did not go as expected.  The first four miles I was greeted with a torrential downpour.  This was followed by getting lost, losing my phone, finding my phone, and finding the trail for an additional 75 minutes.  I traveled an extra 2 miles and by the time I made it to the summit I was spent as was my support crew.  I think the Ocean to Ocean attempt would still be a great adventure but not for me.  In the end, outside of an amazing time but I can only claim the slowest known time of 10:27.23.