#1: Looking over 14S 171W from atop Mt. ‘Alava.
#2: Our route to the top of Mt. ‘Alava followed Maugaloa Ridge from Fagasa Pass.
#3: On a sunny day, Samoa’s island of ‘Upolu can clearly be seen from the slopes of Mt. ‘Alava.
#4: We got to see 14S 171W, but only from 27.78 miles away!
#5: From the Mt. ‘Avala Trail, another visible landmark is Pola Island (the Cock’s Comb), shown also in the small inset.
#6: Among the ginger plants, the GPS shows we were a long way from ten zeroes.
#7: At 2142 feet (653m), Matafao Peak would make a better observation point, but the heavily overgrown trail requires a machete.
#8: Looking down on the entrance to Pago Pago Harbor.
#9: Rainmaker Mountain often catches clouds at Pago Pago.
#10: What an “incomplete” confluence visit looks like atop Mt. ‘Alava…