"Up in the Kohala Mountains, dingos was howlin', Cowardyyy-yy-y Zachryyy-yy-y. "
Kohala Mountains as seen from Mauna Kea
Public DomainKohala Mountains as seen from Mauna Kea - Credit: United States Geological Survey

Of the five volcanoes which make up The Big Island (see bookmark p.272 below) Kohala is the oldest. This extinct volcano is estimated to be around 1 million years old and to have last erupted 120,000 years ago. Because of its geographical isolation it has evolved its own ecosystem, and at one stage even recorded a reversal in its magnetic polarity.

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