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In keeping with my “Big Island Diversity” thread, I thought I’d post one more photo, this time from the top of Mauna Kea. This photo shows where the title of this post comes from, though the official height of Mauna Kea is 13,796 ft. My Garmin GPS uses satellites to estimate altitude and so it has us a little higher than we really are.

This photo, incidentally, was taken the same day as this photo. I would have no photo if it weren’t for my adventurous brother-in-law, who convinced us we needed to go to the top of Hawaii. My wife kept her eyes shut on part of the drive up and I didn’t like the idea of wind chill and snow. That’s why we left South Dakota for our brief trip to visit our son Jon a few years ago!

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