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Kohala Ranch Sunset

Here along the high road to Hawi on the Big Island's Kohala Mountains, the pu'us create beautiful, hilly meadows for cattle and horses to graze on.


The hills are alive...


Taken at about 3500 feet (1000 m) elevation, the ocean and clouds below provide a surreal backdrop.


Even though this is a peaceful scene, I must admit I was on pins and needles since I had hopped a barbed wire fence and ventured out quite a ways from the road. I was hoping I wouldn't be shot for trespassin'!


About 20 minutes after this was taken, three women on horseback were making the final rounds of the fields for the day. It was much darker at that time so they didn't see me... They came from the pass between the hills you see in the middle. Even though they were far away and they were talking in a normal tone, it was so quiet, I could hear their conversation quite easily. It was a perfect night! ...and what a job to have, eh? ...riding on a horse through this scene!

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Taken on September 10, 2009