Passage to the High Country

The immense cinder cones standing between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa prepare travelers for the island’s transcendent high country. The cones, reminders of the land’s vigorous, explosive past dwarf passersby. Fast-moving clouds carried on strong trade winds pour through the saddle obscuring views of the mountain’s higher reaches.

Original painting size: 18in. × 24in.