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Mauna Kea State Park,Hawaii

Mauna is an inactive volcano in the U.S. state of Hawaii, one of five volcanoes which together form the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea, according to some etymologists is a contraction of Mauna-o-Wakea, meaning in English, "Mountain of the deity Wakea." The modern form, "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 13,803 feet (4,207 m) above mean sea level, about 100 feet (30 m) taller than neighboring Mauna Loa and about 30,000 feet (9,100 m) above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. By this measurement, Mauna Kea is the world's tallest mountain, 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.


El volcan más alto del mundo y en caso de medirse desde la base de la montaña sería la más alta del mundo incluso por encima del Everest con una altura de casi 10.000 metros. Estuvimos haciendo un poco de senderismo, pero dado que para llegar a la cima se requerías 6 horas de ida y otras 6 de vuelta decidimos pues eso, hacer senderismo solo un rato. En la cima del volcan se encuentran unos de los mas espectaculares lugares para ver las estrellas.

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