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TR - Mauna Kea, HI (13,796')

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Postby RenoBob » Fri May 25, 2007 9:33 am

Great, descriptive TR. TM would be proud. Les and I did Mauna Loa a few years back and that sea level to 13K+ thing can definitely be disorienting. Gald so you had such a successful trip.
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Postby lordhelmut » Fri May 25, 2007 11:38 am

Good to see you getting out there and doing what you enjoy most Caroline, Hawaii looks like a sick place, I all of a sudden dont feel too sorry for my brother who'll be in Honolulu for Ranger School next fall.

Love the TR, hard to take a bad pick over there looks like.

Postby jimlup » Fri May 25, 2007 12:08 pm

Way to go USAKeller!

Those are really nice shots. Too bad the camera battery failed. Mauna Kea is definetly in my future plans when I can raise the funds... Thanks!

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Postby JB Allen » Fri May 25, 2007 12:20 pm

We traveled to the top of Mauna Kea back in 2001. It was my daughter's "Make a Wish" trip. She loved it. She was able to meet with some of the astromers up there. Great trip. We would do it again if we could afford it...
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Postby USAKeller » Fri May 25, 2007 12:51 pm

Thanks everyone! It was a nice day and solo-climbing is something I want to learn more about!
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Postby heather14 » Fri May 25, 2007 1:22 pm

I do quite a bit of solo's almost a totally different experience than going with others. Congrats!!
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Postby guitmo223 » Fri May 25, 2007 2:13 pm

I hope to do Moana Kea someday. Hawaii is awesome, isn't it? I wouldn't want to live there though.
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Postby RockFarmer » Fri May 25, 2007 3:22 pm

Great TR and pics! Congrats on the solo =D> Now I want to go =P~
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Postby usfgal » Fri May 25, 2007 3:41 pm

Congratulations on your 1st solo! It is great that you are back out there doing what you enjoy. Hawaii is one of the highpts we have left - I am excited to do it! The sunset shot is beautiful. Denali should be a pretty similar experience, right? :lol:

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Postby shotgung » Sat May 26, 2007 2:43 pm

Nice TR and pics. I too like th sunset one. Congrats on your first solo climb.
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Postby ajkagy » Sat May 26, 2007 4:29 pm

great shots! looks beautiful there!

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Postby TalusMonkeys sister » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:53 pm

Congratulations, Caroline. I think David would be so proud of you, grinning from ear to ear, just waiting to give you a big hug. Take care of yourself.
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