brochill wrote:I'd go with Mauna Loa. I didn't hit Mauna Kea but the with the road to the top I'd imagine it's a lot more crowded. In 3.5 days on Loa I only saw 3 or 4 people.
There is a trail that you can use to avoid the road (which is dirt and sorta blends in from a distance.) I didn't encounter anyone on the trail on M.K. and only noticed a few vehicles on the road. I left so early in the morning that the Keck Observatory still had it's bay doors open when I summited.