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  •  Mauna Kea----been to the top (7+ / 0-)

    Was in '76. I was on The Big Island lolling, naturally. Had a little Toyota rental car. Was driving over the Saddle from Hilo when I got to the turn and thought---why not?
    So I started the drive, a tedious back and forth switchback.
    About 3/4 of h way up there was a big sign: Proceed at your own risk.
    I was OK with that and continued on. Flogged that little Corolla all the way to the top. So I'm up there enjoying the most kickass view in the islands when a Ranger comes up in a Big Power Wagon. He starts screaming: "Didn't you see the sign?"
    I'm like: Yeah, it said proceed at your own risk. He said NO, it said 4 wheel drive only.  
    I was ready to go by then so I left. On the way down I looked for the sign. The Proceed at your own risk sign was big and visible but the 4 wheel drive sign was small and off to the side.
    Oh well. Best view in the Islands,the highest point in the U.S. state of Hawaii. You can see Maui, Moloki, Lanai, Molokini and Kaahoolawe
    Everything I do is a story

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 04:55:12 AM PST

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