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Mauna Kea Sunrise
by ALOHA DEAN

 

OLD SUBMISSION: Haleakala, the "House of the Rising Sun", The summit is nearly always open to watch the sunrise or the sunset which at 10,023 feet can be quite awe-inspiring.
Mauna Kea 13,796 ft (2007), The 4,200 meter high summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii houses the world's largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy.
Mauna Kea submission from 2004, This is the my first submission from Mauna Kea from 2004. What a experience,...

At 4.200 meters, this is one of the tallest mountains in the United States. A paved road leads to the visitor center of Hale Pohaku. From here you can hike to the top (9 kms, 5 hours going up, 2 hours coming back) and four-wheel drive vehicles can continue to the summit (the first 8 kms are not paved, the last 3 kms are paved).
e visibility at the top is usually very good because you are above the clouds (unless, of course, the weather is bad).
You'll have to get up early but it will be well worth it. ...

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