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Debate! Are you a Sunrise or a Sunset person?

As of the writing of this post if you search 'sunrise' and 'sunset' here in the community the scales tip in favor of 'sunset' by a margin of 32 results to 25. But is that a true representation of the people? Because the question has never been asked directly, let's settle this once and for all (for now, at least):

Which do you prefer: Sunrises or Sunsets?

Bonus points for your best (or favorite) photo that you have taken!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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@bryndsharp Oh my...with photos like these this won't even be a contest!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Thanks! @REI-JohnJ !

Muy lindo!! ❤️


This was almost sunset over the Appalachian Mountains in Shenandoah National Park. I love both sunrise and sunset person but I would say I’m a sunset person! 

@HoughtonLikeTheLake  Wow, great photo! Thanks for weighing in with your 'sunset' vote. Now we have a real debate!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

I like both!!  I am a morning person, so I se  lots of sunrises (waiting for one right now)....

while both are nice, I see a lot more sunsets than sunrises, probably because I normally don't get up early enough in the summer to catch the sun coming up.

However, that wasn't the question....but, after due consideration, I'm going with sunset, reason being there seems to be more of a chance of the last sunlight catching the clouds on the way down...or so it seems.

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REI Member Since 1979

red sky at morning - sailors take warning

red sky at night - sailor's delight

It all about the weather.  Either can be a bit of a non event without some.



I love sitting on a mountain top watching the snow-covered peaks start to glisten like Christmas lights in the semi-darkness as the sun begins its daily rise.