HP#36 on June 4, 2006June 10 2006 at 5:12 PM
Response to Mauna Kea, Hawaii (13,796 feet)
We made it to the very top of Mauna Kea with just a few minutes of sunlight to spare. Took the obligatory pics and watched the spectacular sunset.
We had a grand view of Mauna Kea from our hotel room in Hilo when the clouds weren't out. We were hoping to see the hotel from the top but it was clouded over by the evening.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must see on the Big Island. We did the short Devastation Trail; the 4 mile Kilauea Iki Trail and drove the 19 mile Chain of Craters road to the sea.