Hawaii is a hiker’s heaven, so it’s no surprise there is a passionate and connected community across all the islands to take advantage of the diverse topography.

That also means there are a host of issues that come into play, whether it’s about safety, liability, carrying capacities, public lands, or caring for the trails. What are the risks and responsibilities involved? How do tourists fit into the picture?

Our Civil Cafe panel will address all that and be ready to answer your questions, June 26 at 6 p.m., at Fresh Cafe in Kakaako. RSVP here.

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Join the conversation as we talk with:

  • Denby Fawcett, author, “Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide;” and renowned journalist
  • State Sen. Laura Thielen, former chairwoman of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Curt Cottrell, DLNR Parks Division assistant administrator
  • John Hall, Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club

This event is made possible by Hiking Hawaii, which helps tourists experience Hawaii’s breathtaking views, amazing scenery and natural beauty, while also getting some exercise.

Follow the discussion on Twitter with #CivilCafe. Or log on to Civil Beat for the livestream and live chat.

The event is FREE so come as you are, but please kokua and RSVP here, just so we have a good head count.

Join us earlier at 5:15 p.m. for a special book signing appearance by Fawcett.

And if you attend in person, you will received a FREE Hawaii Perks card, which offers discounts at dozens of your favorite Hawaii restaurants and retailers. Visit hawaiiperks.com for more info.

Parking is available at Fresh Cafe, at the adjacent building on 839 Queen St, and nearby street parking. Questions? Email us: becivil@civilbeat.com.

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