Beware of Invisible Cows Roaming Around Hawaii

Invisible Cows?

I just had to take a photo of this sign at the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center. Though it’s kind of a quirky photo, I can see how the advisory is needed. On our way up to Mauna Kea we passed by acres and acres of ranch lands. We also passed through areas of dense fog. At night there are no street lamps nearby, so it gets really dark–dark enough that cows hang out in gangs and go on the prowl. 🙂

  1. I wonder if invisible cows have fewer calories than regular ones? How foggy is it in Hawaii in general? The last time it was there it was fairly clear, except for one rainy day.

  2. @ David – LOL….there’s a website for everything these days, huh?! By the way, have been out whalewhatching on the Big Island and have see some good stuff, but not nearly as good as that great video you shot.
    @ Austin – You would think that invisible cows are lower calorie. 🙂
    Regarding how fogging it gets in Hawaii – overall it’s not very foggy at all, particularly down in the lower elevations. It’s only when you get to the higher elevations that you might run in to the occasional fog patch. If there’s a spot that gets lots of rain, you can expect to find fog pretty frequently there, too. Thanks for your first time comment.

  3. The access road to Mauna Kea is foggy more often than not, particularly in the afternoons and evenings when the sunset and stargazing visitors are leaving to return to their hotels. It may be clear on the Kona Coast where the resorts are, but the clouds pile against the mountain between 6 and 8 thousand feet. We are talking thick fog sometimes, the sort of thing where you can only see a few reflectors ahead on the road.

    The invisible cow problem used to be worse, but much of the road that was open range is now fenced and cows on the road are quite rare. I have yet to encounter a cow on the road and I do that road a couple time each week.

  4. Hi Andrew – We experienced fog the day we went up to Mauna Kea. I think it had been pretty overcast most of the day, though. Sounds like you get to go up to Mauna Kea pretty often. That must be great! I hope to go back again on a night when the moon isn’t out.

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