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It's all lava, every single bit of it. It goes on forever. It is diabolical. It is long. It is a mountain. It is a long mountain. It is Mauna Loa.

The dark terrain is the awful a'a lava: so hard to walk through. The lighter terrain is smooth pahoehoe (the lava in the foreground).

Here we have the Observatory Trail-North Pit Trail/Summit Trail at around 13,200 ft. This route from the weather observatory is the quickest way up to the top (12 miles round trip). It took us roughly 6 hours round trip.

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KlenkeSubmitted by Klenke
on Mar 13, 2007 5:52 am

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Lat/Lon: 19.48080°N / 155.6078°W
Object Title: lava lava and more lava