Thursday, November 5, 2009
High point # 49.98 comin' up...
I found the most amazing view of the Hawaiian Islands here. In the foreground is the Big Island of Hawaii, home of the world's tallest (not highest) mountain, Mauna Kea... tallest, that is, when starting at the mountain's base, oh about 19,000 feet below sea level. Above sea level, it's 13,796 feet. We'll probably drive up it! :-) The other high peak on the island is Mauna Loa, which we hope to hike. Mauna Kea--also known as Mt. BiggieHaHa-ah-low-weee-ha-we by some--will be my last state high point. Fortunately, there is no shortage of mountain peakbagging lists out there. Aloha.
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