Virtual Guidebook to the Big Island of Hawai'i
Mauna Kea Summit Road
Island of Hawai'i Hawaii




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The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, elevation 9200 feet (2800 meters)

(March 13, 2011)


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Rare and endagered Mauna Kea silversword in an enclosure at Hale Pohaku next to the information station

(March 13, 2011)


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Mile One above Hale Pohaku on the Mauna Kea Road switchbacks

(March 13, 2011)


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The highest easily visible vegetation on Mauna Kea, at about 10,000 feet (3100 meters)

(March 13, 2011)


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Top of the switchbacks at 11.000 feet (3350 meters) on the Mauna Kea summit road

(March 13, 2011)


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