Mauna Kea

 | January 1, 2009 10:17 pm

While in Hilo, I took a tour from Arnotts Lodge (same family as the Arnotts of Tim Tam fame) to see the observatories on Mauna Kea. Despite spending about an hour at 9000 feet acclimating to the elevation before continuing up to the top I think I started to get altitude sickness up here. It really surprised me. I managed to ride my bike around the rocky mountains earlier this year and got out of breath a lot, but never had any nausea from the altitude. The actual summit of the mountain was a bit of a hike away (thought not actually much higher than where we were). I decided to sit that out and just enjoy the sunset.

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2 Responses to “Mauna Kea”

Molly wrote a comment on January 2, 2009

I hope you’re feeling better! Beautiful view. But, it seems from your pictures that pretty much everything in HI is beautiful… :-)

Jessica wrote a comment on January 5, 2009

Well, I’m not taking pictures of the ugly stuff. :) But yeah, most of it is quite gorgeous.

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