The first week of 2011 brought snow to Mauna Kea, more than we’ve seen in years. The snow was down to the 10,000 foot level on this dormant volcano that is 13,796 ft. above sea level.
Its neighbor, Mauna Loa (see below), had a considerable amount of snow as well. Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered, and stands at 13,679 ft.â€”just slightly lower than Mauna Kea.
Happy 2011 from the Big Island!