Travel Blogs from Mauna Kea, United States

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journey to the stars...., Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

journey to the stars....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... 's some of the most interesting astronomy talk I've ever heard.   And I do ask him about the Atacama desert vs. Mauna Kea conflict...conflicting claims of "bestness"....he still feels like Mauna Kea's the true best in that overall there are more ...

Mauna Kea, Mauna kea, United States travel blog

Mauna Kea

A travel blog entry by rtw1314

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... Blog schnäu gschriebe. Nid wüäu mir nüt gmacht hei, nei wüäu mä das nid mit Wort cha beschriebe... Sunneuntergang ufem Mauna Kea (4'205 M.ü.M dr höchst Berg vor Welt wemä vom Meeresgrund a misst) Enjoy the pictures! PS: Ah ganz idrücklech ...

Poussières d'étoiles.., Mauna Kea State Park, United States travel blog

Poussières d'étoiles..

A travel blog entry by cmotheron

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... ce soir... --------- On quitte la plage en milieu d'après-midi pour faire la longue route qui nous mènera à nouveau sur le Mauna Kea, au sommet cette fois. Les conditions d'observation sont encore idéales. La chance nous sourit! On passe au dessus des ...

Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Mauna Kea

A travel blog entry by stepher205

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Mauna Kea Though I spent lots of time at the identically named resort (which I greatly enjoyed), the Mauna Kea volcano was an impressive site indeed. Anyone visiting should make the effort to get to the top at sunset -- it sounds cliche, but you ...

Day 6 in Hawaii - To the Summit of Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea State Park, United States travel blog

Day 6 in Hawaii - To the Summit of Mauna Kea

A travel blog entry by gongawz

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... to choose our adventure.  Zach's fun thing of choice was the diving trip so I chose mine to be a trip up to the Mauna Kea volcano summit and astronomical observatories at 14,000 feet.  I've always been fascinated by astronomy, so it was ...

Schnee auf Hawai'i Big Island, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Schnee auf Hawai'i Big Island

A travel blog entry by reiseglitzer

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... Kea. Auf einem kleinen Walk hinter dem Visitor Center dürfen wir denn auch noch die wunderprächtigen, symmetrischen Mauna Kea Silberschwert Pflanzen (info) bestaunen. Diese Pflanze ist auf Hawai'i Big Island endemisch und war aufgrund eingeführter ...

14,000 feet up!, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

14,000 feet up!

A travel blog entry by samcotton

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... no emergencies - it was very twisty and turn at points, and for four miles the road is very rough.   The top of Mauna Kea is apparently the best star-gazing spot in the world, and there are telescopes from all different countries housed up there. ...

Saturday, August 18th - Return to Subaru, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Saturday, August 18th - Return to Subaru

A travel blog entry by 400yrstelescope

... on the parts of our Director of Photography, Steve Chollet, and myself we decided to trek down the 6 miles from the summit of Mauna Kea. What a challenging and frosty path at 6am. We did, however, make it back to Hale Pohaku base camp for breakfast by ...

Sunday, August 19th - Free Time, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Sunday, August 19th - Free Time

A travel blog entry by 400yrstelescope

... and Kyle is the Observatory's chief mechanical engineer. We met up with the couple and their young son, Ethan, at their home at Mauna Lani about 20 miles north of Kona. We were pampered to the max at the Kinoshita home. Bruce was given the opportunity ...

The Return of the Mountain Woman..., Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

The Return of the Mountain Woman...

A travel blog entry by phungster

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The tallest mountain in the world - from base to peak - is right here on this island, Mauna Kea. It is twice as tall as Mt. Everest.    It would be an impressive achievement if I can put myself on that mountain.  From my ...

Tuesday, August 16th - First Ascent, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Tuesday, August 16th - First Ascent

A travel blog entry by 400yrstelescope

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... time making sure we remembered our sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, beanies and coats. We were headed up the mount to the summit of Mauna Kea. The six-mile drive (another 3,000 feet in elevation) up to the summit held for us about 30 switchbacks over a ...

Under water and above the clouds..., Mauna Kea State Park, United States travel blog

Under water and above the clouds...

A travel blog entry by erwin_monique

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We drove to the Queen 's Marketplace to get some breakfast. The store had already made sandwiches, so we took some of those.    After breakfast we got in the car and drove to Kahalu'u Beach Park. Now that was an amazing experience! There were ...

To the mountain and back . . . ., Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

To the mountain and back . . . .

A travel blog entry by raycrockett

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... he left, there were two dozen people in the line. Sunday we rented a four-wheel-drive Jeep for an excursion to the top of Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world, measuring some 33,000 feet from its base 19,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific. ...

De hoogste berg ter wereld., Mauna Kea , United States travel blog

De hoogste berg ter wereld.

A travel blog entry by petersomers

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... kan kopen van mensen die nog de oude tradities in stand houden. We gaan terug en kopen hem. Dan wil ik echt wel weg, want Mauna Kea zit ondertussen volledig in de wolken. We rijden langs de Saddle Road (omdat dit het zadel is tussen Mauna Kea en Mauna ...

Spelunking and Holy Guacamole, Mauna Kea State Park, United States travel blog

Spelunking and Holy Guacamole

A travel blog entry by mham

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... keys in hand, and it was too late to go snorkeling. Jarryd, Dad, Josh, Sam, Amanda and I took off to go on a hike near Mauna Kea State Park.  We set out on a 2.6 mile hike.  Some parts were over the desert terrain of lava rock, while others ...

From 0 to 13,796 ft above sea level and back, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

From 0 to 13,796 ft above sea level and back

A travel blog entry by mham

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... new corner we winded around added a new vantage point for us to view the sea, or catch a glimpse of the peak of Mauna Kea (the neighboring volcano mountain). As we started climbing the last mile to the summit, the large observatories came into view. ...

Oct 13, 2014, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Oct 13, 2014

A travel blog entry by kastalia

Star gazing, ...

Friday, August 17th - Mauna Kea , day 2, Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Friday, August 17th - Mauna Kea , day 2

A travel blog entry by 400yrstelescope

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... the Hale Pohaku base camp scouting the trails and seeking out some of the Hawaiian shrines that are located around the mountain. Mauna Kea is considered sacred to the native Hawaiians as an elder ancestor and the physical embodiment (or kinolau) of ...

Monday, August 20th - Keck and CFHT (again), Mauna Kea, United States travel blog

Monday, August 20th - Keck and CFHT (again)

A travel blog entry by 400yrstelescope

... the room that houses, cleans and prepares the telescope's mirrors. We also set up our plan-o-cam to catch our final sunset on Mauna Kea that turned out to be a beautiful one. Our night's finale was experienced by our producer, Kris Koenig, who took ...

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