People often ask me about the cattle guards and the cattle signs up on Palomar Mountain. They are often astonished to hear that there are real, live cows up here. Once in a while the evidence is obvious:
About twice a year the ranchers on Palomar Mountain put on a real cattle drive. The last one took place just about 2 weeks ago. I managed to miss it completely, but did see the after affects lying in the road to the observatory.
Thankfully, the folks at HPWREN captured the above image on their way home after a meeting with me and made it their Image of the Week for July 18, 2009.