Mauna Kea 1/6 by Tripoto

Mauna Kea

Michele Bigley
Reaching the summit of Mauna Kea might seem a bone-jarring effort, but it is well worth the drive. The starkness of the land at the top of the summit has an otherworldly feel to it that surpasses one's imagination. Having grown up on a steady diet of Hollywood fare, I felt that a meeting with ET wouldn't feel quite outlandish here.