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Hikers Risk Lives Trying to Cross Swollen Stream: Video

As was reported by many news agencies this week, there were several hikers stranded along the Kalalau Trail on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 when the Hanakapiai Stream was swollen due to a storm.  Some hikers tried to cross the stream

One Arrested, 70 Cited, & Tons of Trash Airlifted Out

If you plan to visit Kalalau, please plan ahead, get a permit and hike out all of your trash.  Yesterday, the DLNR along with a combined law enforcement team, ticketed almost 70 people who didn’t have permits and there was

DLNR Produces New Kalalau Trail Safety Video

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has produced a new safety video designed for visitors of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park's Kalalau Trail. The video was designed to inform hikers about hike preparation and the risks of the trail.

Haena visitors limited to 900 people a day?

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources recently sent out the following press release: limit the number of people who enter the park to 900 a day

And again….. 32 Kalalau Trail Hikers Airlifted to Safety

The Kaua‘i Fire Department airlifted 32 stranded hikers from the Kalalau Valley Wednesday evening after rising waters made the Hanakapiai Stream impassable.

Camping Permits Now Required To Hike Beyond Hanakāpīʻai Valley

The DLNR has just recently changed the rule concerning when camping permits are needed when hiking the Kalalau Trail. You used to be able to hike to Hanakoa and back without a permit. The new rule states that you need a permit to hike past Hanakāpīʻai Valley.

Ke’e Beach among Kauai locations for this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models

5 of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models were filmed on location around Kauai. Hailey Clauson, Emily Di Donato, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Irina Shayk all came to Kauai along with 13 members of their crew to shoot their part of this year's iconic magazine.

62 People airlifted from Kalalau on Christmas Eve

The Kaua‘i Fire Department has airlifted over 60 people from the Kalalau Valley today after multiple streams became impassable. One male hiker suffered a non-life threatening injury and was flown to Princeville Airport, where awaiting medics transported him to Wilcox Hospital.

10 people stranded

County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said the Kauai Fire Department reported about 10 individuals were stranded on the far side of Hanakapiai Stream around 4 p.m. on Monday. Ocean Safety personnel made contact with the group and provided them with food and water to remain overnight, since weather conditions did not allow for a rescue.

Hiker Recalls Series of Miracles at Kalalau that Saved his Life

Will Schumacher will never forget the remarkable series of events that led to broken neck as well as his rescue. Will was on an annual church outing to Kalalau Beach on Friday, August 29, 2014 where he was jumping and playing in the waves.

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