I drove to the top of Mauna Kea last month, a truly amazing spot. I began the day at sea level. The first stop was the Visitors Center at 9,000 feet. After acclimating for a while, I started the 4WD trip to the summit. The Visitors Center is visible below, as I started the climb. Climbing Mauna Kea by foxtail_1, on Flickr The telescopes are at the summit. Colors of Mauna Kea by foxtail_1, on Flickr Mauna Kea Gemini by foxtail_1, on Flickr Mauna Kea observatories from summit by foxtail_1, on Flickr Mauna Kea moonscape 2 by foxtail_1, on Flickr The highest point, however, is a hike from where the observatories are located. trail to the summit 3 -Mauna Kea by foxtail_1, on Flickr At that altitude, I found it difficult even to walk around my Jeep, but I made it to the top. Mauna Kea summit marker by foxtail_1, on Flickr ETA: Shot with my G3 with Pan 14 mm, except for final pic which was shot with 45 mm. Some cropping, no other editing.