In Hawaiian, Mauna Kea means "white mountain", a reference to its summit, which is usually snow capped in the winter time. The mountain's name has been shortened from its original, traditional Hawaiian name: Mauna a Wākea ("Mountain of Wākea"). It is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Standing 13,802 feet above sea level, its peak is the highest point in Hawaii and second-highest peak of an island on Earth.
It is about a million years old, and has thus passed the most active shield stage of life hundreds of thousands of years ago. In its current post-shield state, its lava is more viscous, resulting in a steeper profile. Late volcanism has also given it a much rougher appearance than its neighboring volcanoes due to construction of cinder cones, decentralization of its rift zones, glaciation on its peak, and weathering by the prevailing trade winds. Mauna Kea last erupted 6,000 to 4,000 years ago and is now considered dormant. The peak is about 125 ft. higher than Mauna Loa, its more massive neighbor.
Much of the mountain is however under water. When measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 33,000 feet tall, making it the world's tallest mountain from base to summit, beating out even Mount Everest. Also, Mauna Kea is now over a million years old, and has thus passed its most active stage of life hundreds of thousands of years ago.
In Hawaiian mythology, the summit of Mauna Kea was seen as the region of the gods, a place where benevolent spirits resided. Poliʻahu, deity of snow, specifically called the mountain's summit his home.
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- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed