This is the road to Hilo from the Kona side of the Island. Good paved road. Long up hills and down hills, straight as a pin.
Loved driving the horse stables, it is actually a road, the scenery is very good, the town passing is very beautiful, the road conditions are very good, the driving feels super cool!
Cross Highway 200 (Saddle Road) and stop at the foot of the Mauna Loa volcano in a lonely wasteland left by the eruption in 1984. The saddle-shaped Highway 20 traverses 3/4 of the Big Island of Hawaii and connects with Highway 190. On both sides of the road are the two high-altitude volcanoes on the Big Island-Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and the flat land is above 2 kilometers above sea level. It is precisely because these two high mountains block the Pacific warm current clouds that pass through the archipelago, the weather in the east and west of the Big Island is completely different. The impact on the saddle road is fatal, because the clouds are located on the road at an altitude of 2 kilometers, and the roads are filled with clouds and fog, which is dangerous and abnormal. Fortunately, the new asphalt road reduces some psychological shadows, but if it is a self-driving unfamiliar road, it is still Forget it.
This is actually a highway with endless land on both sides. I don't know what plants or crops are planted. The road drove straight ahead, with a little undulation, going uphill and downhill for a while.
"Saddle Road·Saddle Road" is the world's highest peak "Mauna Kea" from the north side of the island (If you calculate the height under the sea, the top of the mountain is covered with snow all the year round, so the locals call it Baishan. This is for stargazers Heaven, there is a very good astronomical observation point on the top of the mountain: there are more than 300 clear nights every year on average; the height of the observatory reduces the influence of the atmosphere on observations; finally, at 20 degrees north latitude, it can be Observe the stars in the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time.) and the second peak "Mauna Loa" passing through.