Observatories at Mauna Kea summit, Mauna Kea.

Saddle Road

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.


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