4x4 + Dormant Volcano = CONQUERED

During Christmas break, I had a friend visit from Omaha. We took him all over the island including the very top of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano 13,796 ft above sea level [the highest point in Hawaii]. If measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 33,000 ft tall – significantly taller than Mount Everest.

The drive was beautiful.
The air was freezing.
The picnic was yummy.
The stars were breathtaking.
And we lived to tell about it.