Snow on Mauna Kea

Snow on Mauna Kea

A break in the weather yesterday morning (12-28-08) allowed me to capture some images of Mauna Kea capped with snow from the previous days’ thunderstorm. Mauna Kea is always a beautiful sight with its snow caps during the winter months. I think this snowfall made it down to about the 10,000 ft. level. Mauna Kea is 13,796 ft. high at its peak and is the home to Hawaii’s successful high tech astronomy community and industry.

I spent more than a week on the Big Island, mainly in the Honokaa area on vacation. Shot a lot of photos which can be seen at my Big Island and Honokaa photostreams on Flickr. The above photo was taken in Honokaa along highway 24 at around 7:45 am in the morning. Canon S5 iS. Click here for a large version.

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Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.