Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mauna Kea, January 2014

I began climbing local Pacific Northwest Cascade volcanoes in 1975. These volcanoes rise far above the surrounding terraine and with each summit another one tempted me on. But by the mid 1980’s I had started exploring other ranges in Colorado, California, and Nevada. The variety and beauty of these other ranges suggested more explorations, and I decided to try to summit the high points of the Western US States. This project continued with more or less focus over many years, but recent progress left me with only one left to climb – Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Continue reading

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