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On a pahoehoe lava flow (1850s?) in the Saddle between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Close to the margin of a more recent 'a'a lava flow (1936?). A little way off the road to the Mauna Loa Observatory.
No plans. Spontaneity rules.
Drove up the Mauna Loa road from the Saddle highway and broke out of the mist coming up from the windward side. After parking at a turnout, took a short stroll across the lava. Glad it was a pahoehoe flow as walking over an 'a'a flow would have been less fun. Lots of berries on the 'ohelo bushes. Nice views of Mauna Kea.
| Simon earned the West geohash achievement