The White Mountain

Lest anyone outside Hawaii think it is always sunshine and rainbows, here is a shot from this morning atop Hawaii’s highest peak, Mauna Kea (“White Mountain”). At nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, it is actually known as the tallest mountain on earth–as measured from from its base, nearly 16,000 feet below the ocean surface.

The peak at Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big Island is white for four to six months a year, depending on weather and snow fall. You can keep updated on conditions and road closures via updates and webcams at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/current/cams/.

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