I see you didn't need that ice axe.
Thanks, Scott. All the credit goes to photshop.
No axe, ha ha. There's nothing here steep enough on MK that would require an axe, even with snow. I would love to head back some day in the winter to ski it, though.
The clarity of this picture is intense, the red on blue is out of this world. I was awe-struck when I was up there.
Yeah - it's a hell of a place. I hope I make it back to Hawaii someday.
you and me both, next time I want to try mauna loa though, I hear its one heck of a hike to the top!
It's not really too bad. It's a healthy amount of miles and elevation gain, but it's really easy and there's a great trail all the way. The scenery was so unique that we didn't notice the time go by. I think we did it from 10am-4pm, or something like that. It sucks up a whole day on your trip, but I'd say it's totally worth it.
thats not as bad as I thought then. I have heard people really complain about it. Maybe they did another route. Either way it seems like it would be a great experience. Not that Mauna Kea wasn't, but its wierd getting to the top of a mountain and seeing telescopes