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New Year Brings Snow to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa

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.—just slightly lower than Mauna Kea.

Happy 2011 from the Big Island!

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Alexandra Bernstein

January 10, 2011

Hi Dan & Marion-
I love this photo! What a great angle. I shared it in my facebook page. Also what a great way to blog – just put out the there the things that bring you joy!
Happy 2011
Alexandra

Alexandra Bernstein

January 10, 2011

Hi Dan & Marion-
I love this photo! What a great angle. I shared it in my facebook page. Also what a great way to blog – just put out the there the things that bring you joy!
Happy 2011
Alexandra

David Buck

January 10, 2011

So cool! I recall seeing snow on the Big Island as a kid, however never got to actually touch it until college… There’s no place like the Big Island!

David Buck

January 10, 2011

So cool! I recall seeing snow on the Big Island as a kid, however never got to actually touch it until college… There’s no place like the Big Island!

Martha Tumbleson

January 11, 2011

The Big Island mountain tops are indeed spectacular this year. I suspect even more so this morning after last night’s storm! Happy 2011 to you, too!

Martha Tumbleson

January 11, 2011

The Big Island mountain tops are indeed spectacular this year. I suspect even more so this morning after last night’s storm! Happy 2011 to you, too!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

January 11, 2011

Oh my gosh, Dan & Marion – you should really post another photo, the snow on Mauna Kea today after last night’s storm is unreal!!!! GORGEOUS!! How lucky we are that we live somewhere that we can be in the snow and then 2 hours later, at the beach in 75-degree weather??

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

January 11, 2011

Oh my gosh, Dan & Marion – you should really post another photo, the snow on Mauna Kea today after last night’s storm is unreal!!!! GORGEOUS!! How lucky we are that we live somewhere that we can be in the snow and then 2 hours later, at the beach in 75-degree weather??

Linda Osterholt

January 16, 2011

Hi Marion and Dan,
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. We flew around the island after Christmas and got great shot of the mountains as well, but these are amazing. Thank you for sharin. Wishing I was there in Paradise…

Linda and Dave

Linda Osterholt

January 16, 2011

Hi Marion and Dan,
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. We flew around the island after Christmas and got great shot of the mountains as well, but these are amazing. Thank you for sharin. Wishing I was there in Paradise…

Linda and Dave

Mark and Roberta

January 27, 2011

Where else in the world can you ski in the morning and swim in the ocean in the afternoon? Thanks for sharing these photos, wish we were there!

Mark and Roberta

January 27, 2011

Where else in the world can you ski in the morning and swim in the ocean in the afternoon? Thanks for sharing these photos, wish we were there!

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