Ascent of Mauna Loa on 2014-02-25
|Others in Party:||Karen Jones|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 25, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||13679 ft / 4169 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStandard 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|
| Time Up:||6 Hours 15 Minutes|
| 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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