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the stars the trip was all very good. enjoyed and learned a lot. nice mix of people on bus. a little tedius picking up everyone but all in all a wonderful experience. dinner was early. our trip was modified due to protesters, which we could...More
Once a failed hike & then decided to drive up to the top to watch the telescopes, it was breathtaking!
Then again for a free stargazing on a Monday night, it was just spellbinding! The commentator was very funny & very knowledgeable.
The sky was...More
Unable to fulfill the scheduled trip to the 13,000 foot Mark due to protests by native Hawaiians even though illegal. Very disappointed. Got halfway up, six thousand feet. Wonderful night sky. Wish a trip to the visitor center had been possible. Be sure to verify...More
Love going to Mauna Kea. No light polution, spotted a satellite in the atmosphere with no magnification(bare eyes), saw things I'd never seen, National Forest Service setup in the parking lot superb! Very helpful people up there. Very simple yet had a profound impact on...More
Tallest mountain in the world, measured for the base below sea level. Observatories of different flavors, some can be visited with proper arrangements. There is snow in the winter and skiing is possible if you have your own equipment and friends to shuttle up and...More
Apparently, the protest is about instaling the worlds biggest telescope. Looks like a sort of commune with scruffy tents, occupants and flags. Never stopped as noticed what I assume to be police officers with guns?
Don't actually know what all the fuss is about, it's...More
Mauna Kea summit isn't currently accessible by car or tour bus. The building of a new 30-meter telescope is being protested with the access road blocked. This has been going on for over 2 months without a resolution in sight.
Helicopter rides are available.
Response from Villgabor | Reviewed this property |
No one can tell that. It's all about the protests. They have been doing it for months now, and it's not impossible that it will last for the rest of the year or even further. So yeah you can't go up there, not even to the... More
No one can tell that. It's all about the protests. They have been doing it for months now, and it's not impossible that it will last for the rest of the year or even further. So yeah you can't go up there, not even to the visitors center, in that case the 4wd is a waste of money.