It doesn’t get any more accommodating than this, folks! This, and a 2-story outhouse (yes, really) are all that greet you when you make the brutal 4-mile hike to Ka’aha. It isn’t much – it’s a three sided lean-to with dirt floors that is home to all manner of beasties that want to get out of the direct sun. All the same, it’s a very welcome break from that same sun that tends to make the black volcanic rock pretty warm.
The view from that three-sided lean-to is spectacular! When you look south out of the shelter, there is nothing between you and Antarctica.
That two-story outhouse? It seems it’s pretty tough to make an hole into volcanic rock – so they had to build a tank sitting on the rock. The second story was to ensure that you were on top of that tank. It also made a pretty good midday shelter – complete with throne.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 17-40 f/4L @ 40mm ISO 100, f/10, 1/40 sec.