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Tag Archives: Hawaii
Hawaii has announced a plan to shoot or trap feral sheep on Mauna Kea to protect the habitat of the Palila bird on Mauna Kea. The dates are July 5 and 6, and Sept. 20 and 21 and will affect … Continue reading
Mauna Kea recevied a dusting of light snow that was enough to cover it on June 14, 2016.
The Hawaii Supreme Court has voided the Thirty Metre Telescope permit on Mauna Kea. The telescope has stirred vigorous protests from native groups including a period where the access road was closed. The specific issue is that it ruled did … Continue reading
A July snow whipped by 120 mph winds was enough to turn Mauna Kea summit white and temporarily close the newly reopened Summit Road.
The Mauna Kea Summit Road has reopened after being closed because of protests over the Thirty Metre Telescope. There are restrictions between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. prohibiting access other than with with vehicle and requiring no camping within one … Continue reading
Cal Tech has announced plans to close its telescope on Mauna Kea. There are proposals to close at least 3 of the 13 telescopes on Mauna Kea before the new 30 Meter Telescope opens. The scope opened in 1987. After … Continue reading
Several protestors were arrested Thursday, April 2, for blocking the road to the summit of Mauna Kea. They were protesting the telescopes on what is considered sacred land to native islanders.
The dedication of the 30 Metre Telescope on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 may is anticipated to be met with protests and civil disobedience. As a result the road to the summit may be closed that day.
Here’s a nice time lapse of last week’s snow on Mauna Kea. Post by Highpointers.
The body of Brian Patrick Murphy who disappeared in a snowstorm on Mauna Kea in 2007 has been identified after being discovered in a remote area of the mountain at 12,000 feet.