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Two feet of rime ice!
Climbing Mauna Kea in March was no picnic! This summit altar to Pele (supposed goddess of volcanoes) was frosted over with 1-2 feet of rime ice!! Steady winds at 30 mph made it a cool day. Sitting behind this shelter eating my lunch, it wasn't too bad though.

The USGS summit benchmark is seen in the lower left hand corner of this picture.

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Larry VSubmitted by Larry V
on Jul 11, 2006 11:23 pm

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