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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