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The edgeHP #36  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2002

The edge

Right in the middle of a school session...
We flew there and stayed two days...
One day to summit and the other one to tour the island...
Thanks again Philip for the opportunity!!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:54 pm

lizrdboyRoad Trip  Sucess!

lizrdboy

Yeah, we drove it, not very sporting. The telescopes were in interesting though.
Posted Mar 5, 2007 3:22 am

WallylongridgeThe Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 1984

Wallylongridge

The road and the trail. Feel a little slow at about 12,000ft, but was able to made it to the top. Saw lots of people sitting around in Downsuits and me in shorts and a tee-shirt.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 10:47 pm

caudeGood workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2007

caude

Left our hotel in Kona at 8am and arrived at the visitors center at 9,200 feet around 9:30ish. A little under 4 hours to the summit via the Mauna Kea trail. No snow and temps in the mid-40s. Ate lunch and took some photos before descending. Descent took about 2.5 hours. Lake Wai-au appeared dry so we opted to skip the side trip. Cloudy and windy but a great hike!
Posted Jan 10, 2007 9:23 pm

forjanHumu`ula Trail from Onizuka Visitor Center  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2006

forjan

Left my hotel in Kona just past 6am. Arrive at the Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200') by 7:45am. Started hiking from there at 8:15am on the Humu`ula Trail (Mauna Kea Trail). Took a quick side trip to visit Lake Wai`au then traveled clockwise to check out all the telescopes (from the CalTech submillimeter telescope to the UK infrared telescope). Made the summit by 12:05pm. Stayed there for about half an hour. Started going down at 12:35pm. I tried hitch-hiking but no one gave me a ride, so I had to walk back down the trail. Got to my rental car by 2:15pm (6 hrs car-to-car). Fun, easy day on top of Hawaii.
Posted Nov 29, 2006 4:13 pm

Joerg MarretschSorry for driving!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006

Joerg Marretsch

Start hiking Humu'ula Trail from Onizuka Visitor Center early in the morning. Due to more badly becoming weather (strong winds, clouds and falling temperatures) I gave up after one hour. Hike down to the rental-car (4WD) and drove up to the summit. Visibility at summit below 50 ft.
Posted Oct 28, 2006 2:38 pm

surgentTook the short-hike route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

surgent

My wife and I opted to go along a tour group. Leader was cool enough to let us out to hike over to the HP and back. Stargazing that night. Had a great time. A surreal place.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 7:55 pm

ireyesRe: Route Climbed: Trail from Visitor's Center Date Climbed: August 25, 2005

ireyes

Did you go on foot the entire way from sea level?
Posted Oct 14, 2006 11:49 am

Matt WorsterHoneymoon and a high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2006

Matt Worster

Done during our honeymoon on the Big Island. Ain't my wife grand? :-) I check the "successful" box with a wry grin. Heehee!
Posted Oct 8, 2006 6:00 am

Dan the JonesSnow
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2005

Dan the Jones

Snow on Hawai'i - how crazy is that.
Posted Sep 19, 2006 3:42 am

regolitheLongest Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

regolithe

This was an interesting day, We saw volcanoes, and were at sea level, and on top of a near 14,000 footer in the same day. Amazing.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 10:19 pm

osatrikNo snow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 1986

osatrik

My daughter and I reserved a potential ski adventure in Hawaii in 1986, alas a year of little to no snow in the islands. We hiked from Hale Pohaku. This was Vanessa's first 10,000 ft peak, but we hitch-hiked down to get back to the beach! I remember a fuel truck passing us on the way up -- he was going about 5 miles an hour. This was number 9 of my 49 state high points and Vanessa's 39.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 8:07 pm

JohnMcPikeMade it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

JohnMcPike

It was an awesome terrain like no place else on earth. We did one of those tours at dusk because we didn't want to cope with driving. It was great we didn't have to drive to the top but we didn't think it was worth the price they charged. Anyhoo--still glad we did it.
Posted Jul 28, 2006 3:42 am

blmcclainRoute Climbed: Road end to true summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

blmcclain

Drove to the top, slipped on some pants and a jacket (board shorts and a tee isn't what the natives had in mind up here!) stumbled over the cable and hike (or jogged rather) to the top of the summit (maybe a 1/4 mi away). Great views, spectacular sunset, and more stars than I've ever seen in my entire life. Got a good look at my next Hawaian peak to conquer....Manua Loa.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 10:21 pm

SkydiveKenQuick Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2005

SkydiveKen

My third highpoint. Met my friend Wayne at the airport, drove to the observatory and walked over to the summit. Not very strenuous but this is Hawaii and I was on vacation with the family... quick and dirty.
Posted Jun 18, 2006 4:30 am

NavySeabeeMy First Highpoint!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2005

NavySeabee

Took the easy route to the summit via the road. Ran into the author of one of the best tour books written for Hawaii called "Big Island Revealed". Look for my wife and I posing at the summit in the 4th edition when released. Weather was pretty mild. Absolutely amazing place!!
Posted May 3, 2006 7:31 pm

nayrbHighest Mountain in the World ... from the Sea Floor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2002

nayrb

Made it to the summit w/ my lovely bride. Since I probably will never get the chance to summit Everest ... I thought I would try to climb the highest mountain in the world ... if you consider it from the sea floor of the Pacific Ocean.
Posted Apr 9, 2006 11:57 pm

NanitaDHiked up the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 1998

NanitaD

When we started in the dark and missed the trailhead so just hiked up the road about 3/4 of the way. After several people stopped to offer rides we finally accepted one from someone who worked at one of the observatories. Once on top we hiked out to the true summit then ended up getting a ride back to the visitor's center.
Posted Apr 1, 2006 1:40 pm

Larry VHumu'ula Trail, March 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2006

Larry V

Good trail when you could see it. Lots of snow above 12,500'. Two feet of rime ice on summit. Lots of threatening clouds, visibility below 50' at times. I was relieved when the trail route joined the road. Cold, high winds on summit. I got down just before a rare hailstorm ensued. 7 hours round trip from visitor center trailhead. 13 miles round trip.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 4:34 am

Mountain JimInteresting summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 1998

Mountain Jim

Climbed via the road.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 4:19 am

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