The Big-Island, that is only half size of Shikoku Island of Japan, is a volcanic island so it has 5 big volcanoes.
Mauna Kea (13,796feet) Mauna Loa(13,677feet) Kohala Mountains (5506feet) Kilauea (4094feet) This photo is Mt. Hualalai, elevation is 8271feet. I took this photos on the way of Saddle Road passing between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Rent-a-car is prohibited to drive this Road. We can see the magnificent shape of this mountain through the wide ranch.
This mountain is private property so we cannot climb without using tour of the specific travel agent. A haze is hanging over the mountain. It is what is called Vog, volcanic fog, from the smoke of Halemaumau vent of Kilauea. (see Kilauea of this blog) It usually flow to Kona side by Trade Wind. But sometime it come to Hilo.
I took this picture from half way of Mauna Kea. It looks smaller because seeing from the gigantic mountain.