The actual summit of Mauna...

The actual summit of Mauna Kea. The end of the road is out of view to the left of the saddle in the photo, and "car climbers" sometimes walk the final 100 feet to the summit from here. 8-25-05.

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Scott

Scott - Aug 29, 2005 6:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

I see you didn't need that ice axe.

Ed F

Ed F - Aug 29, 2005 6:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot

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.

JPFINN81

JPFINN81 - Apr 18, 2007 1:59 pm - Voted 10/10

contrast!

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.

Ed F

Ed F - Apr 18, 2007 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: contrast!

Yeah - it's a hell of a place. I hope I make it back to Hawaii someday.

JPFINN81

JPFINN81 - Apr 19, 2007 8:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: contrast!

you and me both, next time I want to try mauna loa though, I hear its one heck of a hike to the top!

Ed F

Ed F - Apr 19, 2007 8:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: contrast!

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.

JPFINN81

JPFINN81 - Apr 19, 2007 8:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: contrast!

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

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