April 11, 2014|Clark Realty|Big Island: Weather and Nature
Visiting Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island
When one thinks of a Hawaiian sunset we most often think of Waikiki, the Kona-Kohala Coast, or west Maui. However, one of Hawaii's most glorious sunsets can be viewed from the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, approximately 6 miles high as measured from the sea floor. In the late winter months and early spring, Mauna Kea is often layered in snow. Sometimes folks bring down a truck full of snow and dump it on a corner in town, building a snowman that delights all who catch a glimpse during the brief time it will last in our warm Hawaii weather. When conditions are right, you can even see snowboarders on the slopes of Mauna Kea.
Our mountain is also home to some of the worlds largest telescopes. The Visitor Information Station at 9,000 feet is ideal for an evening of star gazing with telescopes set up for visitors to enjoy the universe from the perspective... Read More
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