We are free to pick our own route, staying in sight, and if we want, to push our horses to a canter or gallop — terrain and talent permitting.
Every time we pass from one pasture into another, Henning says, we need to make our horses face the gate as she opens and closes it without dismounting. This “advanced ride” isn’t a yawn-inducing, single-file trail plod. Every so often, a break in the clouds reveals the barren summit of Mauna Kea to the south. He’s a horse, after all, a headstrong one, and rippling green hills spread in every direction. (14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for American Indian residents, 25.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2016: 42.6 years old (Males: 41.7 years old, Females: 43.3 years old) (Median age for: White residents: 56.3 years old, Black residents: 26.9 years old, American Indian residents: 66.9 years old, Asian residents: 50.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.4 years old, Other race residents: 34.3 years old) Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hawaii County is 3 a month. Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquakes: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Lava Flows: 2, Volcanic Eruptions: 2, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category). On 11/29/1975 at , a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Hawaii County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)On 8/21/1951 at , a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from the county center On 11/16/1983 at , a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 17.0 miles away from the county center, causing ,000,000 total damage On 10/15/2006 at , a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the county center On 4/26/1973 at , a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from Hawaii County center On 6/26/1989 at , a magnitude 6.2 (5.8 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MD) earthquake occurred 24.5 miles away from the county center, destroying 5 buildings The number of natural disasters in Hawaii County (18) is greater than the US average (13).The slower pace does make it easier to soak in the landscape of the 300-acre Dahana Ranch in the upcountry of Hawaii’s Big Island.Rocky outcroppings add a touch of Scottish cragginess to vivid, green slopes.County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,129 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,142 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 34,166 Renter-occupied apartments: 22,825 (it was 18,819 in 2000) Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.7%). 2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. 1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all). It's not recommended to swim in dirty/cloudy water as sharks tend to feed there more. The water is often dirty due to the river emptying into the ocean right up the beach. It has nothing to do with the cleanliness of the place.