On Thursday night Civil Beat held a Civil Cafe to discuss the broad range of issues surrounding hiking in Hawaii.

Author and columnist Denby Fawcett moderated the talk, which featured Curt Cottrell of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, state Sen. (and former DLNR chair) Laura Thielen and the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club’s John Hall.

Watch the full video of the event below. And keep your eyes out for a fully edited version of the event which will be posted by our event partner Olelo in the coming days.

Civil Beat Community Manager Gene Park compiled social media commentary on the event, along with some context, so you can compare and contrast your reactions to those of other viewers.

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