Mauna Kea

     Mauna Kea - The White Mountain The ancient Hawaiians named it Mauna kea, which means White Mountain for the snow that covered its barren slopes nearly 2,000 years ago.  The summit of Mauna Kea rises 13,796 feet above sea level.  At its summit, temperatures are frigid, but the view is magnificent!  The ancient … [Read more...]

Question: What Should I Wear at the Mauna Kea Summit?

We received the following question by email: My wife and I will be visiting the Big Island in the end of July/early August. We plan on hiking around Volcano a bit and the Mauna Kea summit. I am trying to plan ahead and purchase things a bit at a time. I keep reading that in these places, a "light" rain jacket is needed. For me, a "light" jacket is … [Read more...]