Ascent of Mauna Loa on 2014-02-25

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Karen Jones
Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mauna Loa
    Elevation:13679 ft / 4169 m

Ascent Trip Report

Standard hike via Observatory Trail. Road is paved to trailhead, and fine for a passenger car (we had a rental Corolla). There are no longer any restrictions on taking rentals on the Saddle Road as far as I can tell (all rental contracts on the Big Island had such a restriction 20 years ago or so). The road is certainly improved since the early 1990s.

This trail is rough, and the altitude is high. While most parties won't take as long as we did, be prepared for a longer day than the map suggests.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2859 ft / 871 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Observatory Trail
    Trailhead:Observaorty Trail parking  11020 ft / 3358 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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