So it looks like the updates I thought I was posting weren't going through after all. Some ride report "starting out-yep, done"
So here are the pictures of the actual way up!
Maun Loa, the target.
Me, yes my pants are too short and I am wearing hiking boots, because we will have to hike quite a ways, and I'm on a 250, it can't hurt me right?
Daniel, the brave man that let me ride his 250 through the biggest rock garden on earth!
Where the fun begins! Also, not sure how this worked. It says 6 miles to the summit, and I had 30 on the odo by the time we got up there.
Here is the easy beginning of the trail.
Some steep climbs
Cool lava flow
Looking across at Mauna Kea
Field of Olivine
Walking around the crater
Finally a panorama of the crater at the top!
Some shots on the way back down
It was a great day, and a great send-off before I move back to California next week. Thanks Dan for the use of your bike, and the great company, we finally made it!!