|Allen at the summit of Mauna Kea, summit cairn to the left, telescopes to the rear.|
At one time I thought I might try the Alaska high point, Denali, but now a few more years have passed, I'm a lot older and no way could I make it. Hawaii, however was a different story; one can drive almost to the top - the biggest problem was getting to the island of Hawaii, and that we did on the cruise ship Star Princess.
We rented a 4 wheel drive truck in Hilo and were on our way.
|Dinah and our rented truck at the start of the Mauna Kea access road. The mountain, hidden in clouds, is in the background.|
|Dinah, near the top, dressed for the cold wind.|
|The summit of Mauna Kea, my 49th - and last - state high point.|