Mauna Kea - Big Island of Hawaii

My friends Don and Jen of Redstream Digital and I headed to the top of Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii, to catch the sunset and do some night photography. It's a dormant volcano, a whopping 13,796 feet above sea level. Visitors are encouraged to hang out at a visitor center at 9200 feet before heading up to the top, to acclimate to the altitude change. A video at the visitor center, as best as I can recall, warned of possible nausea, light headedness, disorientation, and poor decision making. Once at the top, it did feel weird. I was walking to get a photo I wanted, and the point I was trying to get to seemed close, but I kept walking and didn't seem to be getting much closer. Disorientation? I guess. Anyway, I took some other photos that I will share, but for now, I'm sharing this pic of me, feeling weird, above the clouds, looking into the sun before it descended below the clouds. 1