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Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure with Hawaii Forest and Trail

By October 28, 2013

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Mauna Kea Observatories

Despite a weak economy, there is one activity on Hawaii's Big Island that is still thriving and, in fact, more popular than ever. That activity is a trip to the summit of Mauna Kea for sunset.

The company that I selected for a trip to Mauna Kea was Hawaii Forest and Trail. I had previously taken their Kohala Wai PinzTrek Adventure in North Kohala and was eager to take their Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure as well. When my wife and I were invited to cover the Kona Coffee Festival, this became one side trip that we wanted to take.

If you have even a passing interest in astronomy or geology this adventure is not to be missed. On the way you'll learn about the remarkable evolution and changes that the Big Island's natural world has experienced. Even if all you want to do is see one of the most amazing sunsets ever, you'll definitely want to make the trip.

Read our full review of a Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure with Hawaii Forest and Trail and then view our Gallery of 36 Photos of our Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure.

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December 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm
(1) Scott says:

For all the time I’ve spent on the Big Island staying at the family’s Kona condo , I’ve never been up to the top of Mauna Kea. Would love to see it in the snow! Next time for sure.

November 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm
(2) Hawaii Forest & Trail says:

Thanks for coming out with us, John. Look forward to welcoming you back to Hawaii Island soon.

October 29, 2013 at 9:15 am
(3) D Cubrovic says:

Aloha. We made Hawaii Cameras Android app that might be useful for your visitors too.
I hope you will like it :)
<a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vision.cameras.hawaii&hl=en” title=”Hawaii Cameras Android app “> Hawaii Cameras on Google Play</a>

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