Mauna Kea

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About: Mauna Kea (ˌmɔːnə ˈkeɪ.ə or ˌmaʊnə ˈkeɪ.ə| in English, ˈmounə ˈkɛjə| in Hawaiian) is an inactive volcano in the U.S. state of Hawaii, one of five volcanoes which together form the island of Hawaii. Mauna kea means "white mountain" in the Hawaiian language, a reference to its summit being regularly covered by snow in winter. The peak of Mauna Kea is 13796 feet above mean sea level but 33476 feet above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is the world's tallest mountain by this measure, taller than Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain above sea level. Pu'u Wekiu, traditionally known as Pu‘u o Kukahau‘ula, is the highest of the numerous cinder cones on the summit plateau. It is also the highest point in the state. Mauna Kea can be reached via the Saddle Road.


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When: Oct 23 2014