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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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HAWAII

Mauna Kea

13,803 feet (NAVD88)

 

Who - almost anyone

 

What - Height Rank #6

         Difficulty Rank #30

 

DIFFICULTY # DU - Drive-up close to actual highpoint; then Level 1 - hiking to true HP

 

When - Optimum Time - Anytime you can get to the top by vehicle

 

Where - Latitude -  19 deg. 49 min. N   

              Longitude - 155 deg. 28 min. W

 

     In Mauna Kea State Park about 40 miles west of Hilo via Saddle Road

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Kea

 

 

Why - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

           Less Crowded than National Parks

           A compelling Bucket List item

 

Other things to see in the Vicinity - the Big Island is totally awesome with many things to do, rent a car and do them

Leave the HP better than it was found

 

For some people:

 

APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES

 

These places can be:

 

FABULOUS FUN FILLED FAMILY FITNESS FINDS

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

 

How - no specialized gear required.

 

Comments:  Two things - you are going from sea level to over 13,800 feet so the hike to the true HP is NOT trivial;  for a real adventure check out and hike to the Green Sand Beach in the SW corner of the Big Island