The Last of the Hawaiian Cowboys

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An aerial view of the Kohala coast where many of Hawaii's ranches are located.  Some of the best ranchland, however, is up country at 3,000 feet and higher where winds can blow at 60 miles an hour or more and temperatures can drop into the low 40's.  "We'd get up, like 2:30 in the morning, saddle the horses.  It would be pouring rain and wind and cold but we loved the lifetyle. That was our love," says Sonny Keakealani, reflecting back on his years working as a cowboy.  Today he takes care of  a small ranch along the Kohala coast.