Cold Sunset from the Sacred Peak

by hopesfrenzy

The sun was already setting as we were making our way up Mauna Kea. The crisp air was cold, but the color was so incredibly rich.

Mauna Kea is the tallest volcanic peak on Hawai’i island and the tallest continuous mountain in the world, but you can’t drive the entire way up without a 4×4 car (which we didn’t have). Stéphane and I climbed a short peak along with our adventurers to sit and watch the cloudy sunset. The landscape was dotted with miniature volcanic formations, and the fog laced up and around them as time passed.

The terrain was so rough and breathtaking. The craziest part about Mauna Kea is how different the climate it. Driving up the mountain we went from beautiful sunny beach to foggy rainy mountain pass and up, above the clouds, to where we took these pictures.

Traveling with Stéphane
Location: Mauna Kea, Hawai'i Island, US

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