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Drive along Saddle Road reveals outstanding volcanic geology

| | Nov 19 2017 - 8:43pm | Comments

Route 200, the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, crosses Humuula Saddle, which separates Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the two largest volcanoes on Hawaii Island. This Saddle showcases outstanding volcanic geology and is easy to reach for “roadside geologists.”

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    Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Don Zero estimated the West Hawaii veteran population at between 150-170 veterans. In actuality, Zero estimated the VFW membership in West Hawaii at between 150-170 veterans. The population of veterans in West Hawaii numbers in the thousands. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to promptly correct any incorrect or misleading information as soon as it is brought to the attention of the paper.

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