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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mauna Kea Volcano

Aloha to all our Big Island visitors,
Did you find a nice Kohala Coast or Kona Vacation Rental accommodating your family for your upcoming Spring Vacation on the Big Island? We surely hope so. The Kohala Coast is not only blessed with the Big Island's best white sand beaches, it's furthermore an ideal location for starting Big Island adventures.

Mauna Kea Observatory
Snow-covered Mauna Kea (White Mountain) Volcano cannot escape any visitor's attention during their winter or spring vacation. Learn more about visiting Mauna Kea Volcano - driving to the summit, Mauna Kea Visitors' Center, Mauna Kea Stargazing programs, weather and more - on our Kohala Coast website. How better can you get an idea how things are high up on the mountain on top of the world than with a somebody's own experience! Here is Keoki's personal encounter with his Mauna Kea summit adventure:

Sunset over Big Island at Mauna Kea Summit
"I don't remember what year it was, sometime in the mideighties, as I recall. I was living in Honoka'a, then a small sugar cane town on the east coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Life was good, nice slow pace and I had just begun giving massages so my work was very rewarding for the first time in my life. Anyway, on to the title of this post "Mauna Kea Volcano" and to be continued as "Mauna Kea Summit Adventure".

By this time I had lived on the Big Island for 5 or 6 years, I guess. You know when you live on an island the size of Hawai'i with a mountain or volcano as huge as Mauna Kea or its sister volcano Mauna Loa you kinda go about your life, working and playing around its base not paying much attention it the mountain peak itself. But come winter, yah we have a winter season in Hawai'i, especially the Big Island with its high peaks everything changes.

In winter, usually starting in December the mountain takes on a blanket of white that absolutely glistens in the warm Hawai'ian sun. Now there is no way you can live at the base of that diamond and not notice it. Your eyes are drawn to it whenever the clouds part and it calls to you, come play in the tropical snow!"

You want to know more about Mauna Kea Volcano and how Keoki's Mauna Kea Summit adventure went, Big Island visitors want to read our post tomorrow. A hui hou. Aloha, Pua Hawaii Vacations

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