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Hawai’i Vacation, Part VII: Aloha means goodbye

My flight home was a red-eye, so I had time to explore a little on my last day even though I was pretty tired by then and slept late.  However, I didn’t want to go too far in case something … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part VI: Circumnavigation

On my next-to-last day, I decided to circumnavigate the Big Island, with some stops along the way.  I decided to go clockwise because it would be a shorter bailout after seeing the nearest attraction from that direction if I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part V: Haleakala

I don’t get much peakbagging credit for the main part of this day, but I did reach the summit of Haleakala to finish my three peak Grand Tour.  However, I was able to add on a small hiking peak later … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part IV: Mauna Kea

It’s pretty popular to drive up Mauna Kea to see the observatories, stargaze, experience snow in Hawai’i in the colder parts of the year, and to feel like a stud for driving up a 4WD road that probably never requires … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part III: Kona Coast

I knew Day 3 wouldn’t be a big one after the strenuous hike, but I managed to crawl out of bed at 9:30am, so after a quick snack I decided to do some shopping and sightseeing down the Kona coast.

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Hawai’i Vacation, Part II: Mauna Loa

Since it is possible to rent a 4WD vehicle and drive to within 100 vertical feet of the summit of Mauna Kea, I decided to hit Mauna Loa first on the trip.  That way if it didn’t go well I … Continue reading

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