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Ascent of Mauna Kea on 2014-01-14

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mauna Kea
    Location:USA-Hawaii
    Elevation:13796 ft / 4205 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Visitor Information Station about 9:30am and followed the Humu'ula Trail up with a section of road nearing the summit. Clear sky above but clouds were moving in below and partially obscured views of Mauna Loa. Windy and cool on the summit - I was glad for my pile cap, gloves, and Windstopper jacket. Although people sometimes ski the summit I only saw a few thin spots of dry snow sheltered behind rocks just below the summit. Finished my Western US States High Points project this day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4596 ft / 1401 m
    Elevation Loss:4596 ft / 1401 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Sunny above the Visitor Information Station, clouds built up below during the day. Windy and cool on
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4596 ft / 1401 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Humu'ula Trail
    Trailhead:Visitor Information Station  9200 ft / 2804 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4596 ft / 1401 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Trailhead:9200 ft / 2804 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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