CairoSon is only 9, so we won’t go to the summit of Mauna Kea until he is at least 16 (maybe older; he is a shrimp) since that is the recommended age, due to the thin air and all that. (I used to feel a little skeptical about this restriction, until a local told me that their dog passed out at the summit, presumably due to lack of oxygen).
However, we are planning to go to the Visitor Center, at 9,000 feet, to watch the Perseid meteor shower.
I have a 4-wheel drive Subaru, plan to start up the mountain during daylight hours, and don’t mind things like fog/ruts/switchbacks.
I think this is all okay, but is there any reason I shouldn’t do this? (We’ll bring warm clothes and some snacks with us, of course.)