To scout outcrops on the west side, we take Saddle Road to 2060 m (6800 ft). Even at this altitude, the summit of Mauna Loa at 4169 m (13679 ft) looms above. The largest volcano on Earth, it is also the largest mountain, extending from the ocean floor some 17 km (56000 ft) to its summit.
All images copyright © 2016 F.W. Vollmer and may not be used without permission.