On Top of the World
March 21, 2013
On a recent trip to the Big Island, I really looked forward to going up the mountain of Mauna Kea to see the vibrant stars. This view from the Mauna Kea on the the Big Island shows the plants growing on the sparse land. The mountain in the top left is Mauna Loa, the tallest mountain on earth from its base 16,400 ft under the ocean to its summit at 13,678 ft above sea level. Even though the stars were spectacular, this view captivated me the most. I was above the clouds.