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#1 Bill Austin

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

Nong had never seen snow before so I was telling her about the ice age here on the big island many years ago. She said bull ? no way ,so the next day early we loaded up the truck and off we went.We were off to what I refer to as the top of the would Mauna kea 14280 ft.some where around there .

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starting to look down on the clouds instead of upPosted Image

This is the view along the road at about 10000 ft

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And at 12700 ft we find What did I tell you about the ice agePosted Image

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So now where talking a little white out in hawaii

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This is a view looking over at Mauna loa

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Nong taking her first pic. of snow at 14280 ft.

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The rest are some random shots

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Hope you enjoyed this little adventure. That didn't turn out anything like what I wanted must still be suffering from lack of oxygenPosted Image

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#2 Kim

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

Excellent photos, Bill, kind of reminds me of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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#3 Rusty on Pine Is.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Bill, although i know why there is snow there, and how there is snow there, there is a part of me that finds it incredulous...some of the best pics ever posted here...Thanks!!!!!

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#4 Patricia-CR

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thanks! Very, very nice. I didn't know Hawaii had such elevation with alpine climate!
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thanks for the pictures and the memories-two of my kids saw their first snow up there. It is surreal, and cold....esp since its hard to dress appropriately when all you have is lightweight clothes!
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#6 bgl

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

Bill,

Great pictures! And yes, that is indeed a surreal experience - being able to drive from the tropics to the arctic in just a couple of hours! :) Thanks for posting!

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#7 redant

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

Stunning pictures, an amazing island.
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#8 sur4z

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for sharing. Very ahhh...cool!
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#9 DoomsDave

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

Oh, yeah.

The day after my plane landed on the Big Island, you could see the snow on top of Mauana Loa (I think). It looked so close you could almost touch it.

Hmm. That observatory looks like ElHoagie's haunt, perhaps he'll chime in?
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#10 MattyB

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

I heard the Hoagmeister got stuck, snowed in up there for a few days and they started to eat each other. Sad story, especially since they had plenty of food.
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#11 Walter John

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:59 AM

Lovely Bill. I think that's that weather station that gets mentioned on that "Wild Weather" TV series from about 10 year ago. It somehow measures that the air is cleanest there or something, I can't remember now, but that looks like the building. As Bo mentioned, taking just a few hours to go from tropic jungle to snow capped mountain must be a very neat experience.
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#12 KPL

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:36 AM

Bill, excellent photos as per usual! Nong was dressed out for the occasion. I'm sure she was in a state of awe!
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I'm enjoying all your postings. Keep up the great work. :)
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