Mike (with shorts on) taking in the sunset at a
chilly 39 degrees. When we got back to sea
level, it was 79 again (whew)!
Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano. Standing 13,796 ft. above sea level, its peak is the highest point in Hawaii. Did you know that most of Mauna Kea is underwater? When measured from its “oceanic base” Mauna Kea is over 33,000 ft. tall, significantly taller than Mt. Everest!
|Note to self: next time bring appropriate footwear
when scaling mountains with snow in Hawaii!!