Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa

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Mauna Kea At Dawn

From my hotel room balcony in Hilo.

Mauna Kea

From my hotel room balcony in Hilo.

Mauna Loa

Rising in the distance above the crater rim at Kilauea Iki.

Trailhead

The trailhead sign about halfway up Mauna Loa.

View of Kilauea

Looking across the valley between Mauna Loa and Kilauea towards the Pacific Ocean. From the trailhead halfway up Mauna Loa.

HVO Marker

Tracking marker placed by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Found on the Mauna Loa trail.

Keamoku Flow

Signpost marking the Keamoku Flow, which came from an eruption in 1823. The road to the Mauna Loa trailhead crosses the Flow.

Keamoku Flow

The Keamoku Flow, consisting of A'a lava, has a very interesting brown tinge to the rock.