• Mauna Loa

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:40

    Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi in the Pacific Ocean. The largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume, Mauna Loa has historically been considered the largest volcano on Earth. It is an active shield volcano with relatively gentle slopes, with a volume estimated at approximately 18,000 cubic miles (75,000 km3), although its peak is about 120 feet (37 m) lower than that of its neighbor, Mauna Kea. Lava eruptions from Mauna Loa are silica-poor and very fluid, and they tend to be non-explosive.

  • Haleakalā

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:43

    Early Hawaiians applied the name Haleakalā ("house of the sun") to the general mountain. Haleakalā is also the name of a peak on the southwestern edge of Kaupō Gap. In Hawaiian folklore, the depression (crater) at the summit of Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Māui. According to the legend, Māui's grandmother helped him capture the sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day.


  • Mt. Vesuvius

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 21:37

    Sam and companions climbed Mt. Vesuvius August 9th or 10th. while the Quaker City remained in Quarantine at Naples. Mark Twain Project: Quaker City Itinerary