Hawai'i the Big Island - Mauna Kea & Saddle Road (PDF Chapter)

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You won’t find much on the grassy lava-strewn plains between the massive shoulders of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, except for overwhelming scenery and an acute sense of your own insignificance.

  • stand among the giants of astronomy at Mauna Kea Summit, contemplating your own rela-tionship with the heavens
  • maps
  • inspect the inner workings of Subaru Telescope, a gargantuan precision instrument
  • transport
  • pay respects to the Hawaiian gods of the earth and sky at the Hawaiian Islands’ piku (na-vel), Lake Waiʻau.
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Mauna Kea Webcams, Mauna Kea, Saddle Road.

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