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Doug Bloch and Derecka Mehrens of Bay Farm Island joined family and friends and took the Alameda Sun to the top of Maui’s Haleakalā volcano. Haleakalā means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian. This picture was taken at the summit which measures 10,023 feet, but if measured from the sea floor, the mountain is approximately 30,000 feet tall — making it one of the tallest mountains on earth. Pictured here before a seven-mile hike through the volcano’s dormant crater are (left to right) Tamara Nelson, Hillary Richards, Chris Richards, Derecka Mehrens, Erik Nelson (in back), Doug Bloch, Andrew Bloch and Patti Bloch.

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