fwhamm + bigisland   17

A visual journey through the Big Island's Hamakua district | Hawaii Magazine
The Hamakua Coast has long been the Big Island’s bread basket, and proud of it. Prior to Western contact, thousands of Hawaiians lived, farmed and fished in massive Waipio and Waimanu Valleys, the breathtaking northernmost landmarks of the 50-mile coastline.
bigisland  hawaii 
9 weeks ago by fwhamm
TRAILBLAZER HAWAII: A short trip to the Top of the World
Mauna Kea on the Big Island is easily the highest mountain in the world—about 43,000 feet when measured from its base that lies about 5 miles below sea level. The next tallest is MK's kissing cousin, Mauna Loa, which lies not far across a volcanic saddle.
bigisland  hawaii 
june 2017 by fwhamm
The Old West: Big Island Style | Hawaii Aloha Travel
Most often when people think of the Hawaiian Islands they imagine palm trees swaying in the breeze, towering jagged cliffs footed by crystal clear waters and pristine beaches inhabited by honu (the green sea turtle).
bigisland  hawaii 
may 2017 by fwhamm
TRAILBLAZER HAWAII: The Big Island's Pololu Valley is like Kauai's Kalalau only without the people
The green nub on the north end of the Big Island—Kohala— that points toward Maui is a million years older than the island's southern volcanic slopes, whose shores are being widened by fresh lava right now.
bigisland  hawaii 
april 2017 by fwhamm
Hiking Kilauea Iki Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the first time | Hawaii Magazine
"If you’re headed to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, there are a number of hiking and exploring options available to you. One of the most popular hikes that I recommend, if you have two to three hours, is the four-mile Kilauea Iki (Little Kilauea) loop trail."
bigisland  hawaii  hiking  topinboard 
october 2015 by fwhamm
5 tips for traversing Hawaii Island’s Saddle Road | Hawaii Magazine
"Hawaii Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also called Saddle Road, bisects Hawaii’s largest island, cutting over the raised slopes (the saddle) between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
august 2015 by fwhamm
What to know when hiking Hawaii Island’s Pololu Trail | Hawaii Magazine
"At the northernmost tip of Hawaii Island, at the end of Highway 270, is a lookout over a windswept black sand beach fronting the lush and enclosed Pololu Valley."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
august 2015 by fwhamm
Akaka Falls - Hawaii's Most Iconic Waterfall | UnrealHawaii.com
"DISCLAIMER: UnrealHawaii.com is an independent resource for Hawaii focused content. Unreal Hawaii is not affiliated with the state of Hawaii. The stories on this website are provided for entertainment and informational purposes only."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
july 2015 by fwhamm
Three Days in Waimanu Valley | Hawaii Magazine
"Chances are good that you’ve never been to Waimanu Valley. The largest of a string of remote valleys along a dozen miles of rugged, windswept Hamakua coastline between more accessible and well-known Big Island valleys Waipio and Pololu, Waimanu is not an easy place to visit."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
july 2015 by fwhamm
Lava in Royal Gardens ist ein Erlebnis der besondern Art
"Eines schönes Morgens im September 2013 soll also unsere Tour zur Lava in Royal Gardens starten, Yvonne stellt jedoch den Wecker eine Stunde zu spät und wir verpassen unsere Tour. Mein kleines Chaos-Weib. Sie hat ein furchtbar schlechtes Gewissen und wir buchen die Mittagstour."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
june 2015 by fwhamm
FLUX Hawaii » » Real Life on Fake Mars
"Hear a soundbite from the crew, watch a video about the habitat, and see additional photos with the interactive version of this story here. Crewmember Zak Wilson enters a brightly lit airlock, where plants grow in coffee cans hung on pegs, and residents flock to feel natural sunlight."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
june 2015 by fwhamm
Tourists top Mauna Kea traffic count | Hawaii Tribune-Herald
"While the Mauna Kea Access Road was built a half century ago with only astronomy in mind, observatory and University of Hawaii staff today account for about 20 percent of traffic to the summit, according to Mauna Kea Observatories Support Services."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
june 2015 by fwhamm
TRAILBLAZER HAWAII: Akaka Falls: More than just another roadside attraction on the Big Island
"For sure the half-mile loop hike at Akaka Falls State park is a tourist trot, complete with sightseeing buses and paid parking. But it's also one of the best waterfall-and-botanical hikes in Hawaii."
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
june 2015 by fwhamm
www.nytimes.com
"Frostbite and altitude sickness were not exactly the sensations I had in mind when I started planning my Hawaiian vacation."
bigisland  hawaii  injelea-lesenswertes  topinboard 
may 2015 by fwhamm
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"There are many Hawaiian voices being heard in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea, but MANA also wants to hear a kanaka maoli’s perspective who supports the project in order to give you, our audience, a balanced view to make an educated and informed decision on your own."
bigisland  hawaii  injelea-lesenswertes  topinboard 
april 2015 by fwhamm
Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater turns 7 soon | Pacific Island National Parks
"The following is an excerpt from this week’s edition of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory‘s Volcano Watch, with tips on viewing the Halema‘uma‘u eruption within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park provided by park rangers.  "
bigisland  hawaii  topinboard 
march 2015 by fwhamm
HVO Webcams
Halemaʻumaʻu Krater RT : Blick in den Kilauea-Krater Quasi-Live-Bild wenige Minuten alt.
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may 2012 by fwhamm

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