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Trespassing - it can get you killed

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Buffalo, NY
Post #: 188
Trespassing on private property recently cost two hikers their lives on two different days on two different trails in Hawaii.

Mariner’s Ridge is where 70-year-old Honolulu resident Paul Yoon fell to his death on Sunday. He was with the group Honolulu Korean Hikers Club.

Kamehameha Schools, which owns this property, has never permitted access to this trail. In fact, in December, they added a chain as well as a sign warning hikers to keep out.

On Saturday, Elizabeth Tarpey, 23, died after falling while hiking Puu Manamana Trail, also on privatge property.

“As people act badly, they create a bad name for all hikers and create a situation where more trails and more areas are closed off,” Sierra Club Hawaii Director Robert Harris said.

The local chapter of the Sierra Club leads hundreds of hikes every year, but Harris says those who want to see the beauty of Hawaii need to do it legally.

2 hiking tragedies could trigger change for trails across the state
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