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“The drive there is incredible”
Review of Mauna Kea Summit

Mauna Kea Summit
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Owner description: At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
Reviewed August 22, 2014

On the drive there you go thru a Forrest then pop out onto a lunar landscape where they tested the rover the straight up to the visitor center where they have a bunch of people to show you how to use a telescope a the wonderful images in the sky they even had hot chocolate to drink. You are recommended not to go up to the top where the big telescopes are without four wheel drive.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a must do on your trip. Do it with Hawaii Forest and Trail. We had Nate, and his extent of knowledge was unimaginable and we had a blast. This is one of the most powerful ancient sites to visit, especially according to the talk-story of the Hawaiians. If you are open and listening you will feel it. Ask for this company- and do not do this one on your own. Do the sunset tour- you will LOVE it. Pack some gloves in your suitcase- I wish i had mittens, its really cold at the top. Why don't you lovely companies provide mittens? loved it anyway. Nate- I am still waiting of rmy powerpoint presentation on all the stars.... you are awesome :)

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

UNmissable!!!! THis place will blow your mind - I have never seen so many stars. It will stay in my imagination forever

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing display of our universe. Wow!!! Incredible to see through the telescopes. Absolutely life changing and a lifelong memory.

Thank Evan B
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

A must visit -- the view will stick with you for a life time. A photo is unable to capture the full view. Amazing.

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