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Made it to the top!!! YEAH!!!
Mother nature was on my side but be prepared, the weather changes quickly and can be dangerous.
Also, do not underestimate the effect altitude can have on your body. My girlfriend and I have the same fitness level (marathon runners) and she had to stop because of altitude sickness.
Arrive early, take time to acclimate to altitude, bring lots of water and food and stay at the visitors center for stargazing.

Amazing run

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High marks for historical interest. It is a fascinating part of history. Low marks for being a hike. It is just a walk around the park...

Not really a trail, just a walk around the center.

In early June, my wife, sister, her boyfriend and myself tried to tackle Mauna Kea, and came up a little short. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike, the amazing views and remarkable landscape! I wrote a lengthy blog review about our experience. It can be read below:
http://jackofall3.weebly.com/blog/mauna-kea-the-hike-that-turned-into-a-climb

I would certainly try it again, if I ever make it back to Kona...