Tag Archives: Mauna Kea

Big Island’s Fantastic “Destructive Waters”

By noreply@blogger.com (Trailblazer Hawaii) Through the middle of Hilo Town runs the Wailuku River—'Destructive Waters' in Hawaiian—which carries the runoff from the saddle of the world's two tallest mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (when measured from the sea floor, these peaks are 40,000-plus feet). When tropical rain thunder down, no river is more aptly…
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Mauna Kea: A Short Walk to the Top of the World

Wanna feel like you're on top of the world? Visit Mauna Kea on the Big Island and you'll have that experience. By noreply@blogger.com (e komo mai) Mauna Kea is 'only' 13,796, but from its base on the ocean floor, the big volcano measures about 43,000 feet, easily the tallest mountain in the world. From the…
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Hawaiian Volcanoes

Did you know that all the volcanoes in Hawaii are shield volcanoes? This means they are large and have shallow-sloping sides - like a warrior's shield. They are formed by low-viscosity (very runny) lava which, over time, runs down the side of the volcanic mountain and builds up a broad profile. Think of it as…
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