PATH has filed a motion to determine the State of Hawaii’s ownership in Haleakala Trail. You can check out the motion and the supporting exhibits here. The motion specifically seeks the following relief: (1) That pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) § 264-1 and the Highways Act of 1892, the State owns that portion of the 1905 Route of the Haleakala Trail that is within property owned by Haleakala Ranch Co., and, (2) that the State’s ownership interest in the 1905 Route of the Haleakala Trail is a fee simple interest, pursuant to HRS § 264-1 and the Highways Act of 1892. PATH will be highlighting portions of the motion between now and the December 11, 2013 hearing date.
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PATH files motion to determine the State’s ownership in Haleakala Trail (hearing set for 12/11/2013)
Do you know a back room deal when you see it? Read Maui News story about Haleakala Ranch’s effort to make Haleakala Trail disappear. Haleakala Ranch is encouraging the State to quietly ignore its obligations to the people of Hawaii. Stay tuned for more information as this issue progresses. In the meantime, don’t let there be a quiet victory for another large private corporation. Tell the State to stop negotiating with Haleakala Ranch on its outrageous proposal to have the State give it Haleakala Trail for its own private use. Email Board of Land and Natural Resources Chairperson William Aila: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State has scheduled the next guided hike on the Haleakala Trail. It has been scheduled for Saturday, December, 14th. For complete information, and to join this hike you must reserve a spot by calling Torrie Nohara at 808.873.3508. Find more on our website at this page. See you on the trail!
Haleakala Ranch Company recently encouraged the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources to exchange Haleakala Trail for land in East Maui. The exchange is clearly harmful to the public and only benefits Haleakala Ranch Company. You can read PATH’s response by clicking here. Those who want to express their opposition to DLNR’s plan should email their state representatives, as well as DLNR’s leader, William J. Aila Jr. at email@example.com. PATH will keep you updated as we learn more.
PATH’s letter to Hawaii legislators: Watch out for DLNR’s and Haleakala Ranch’s “closed door” efforts to make Haleakala Trail “disappear”
PATH’s executive director, David Brown, recently submitted the following letter to Hawaii’s legislators to warn them about Haleakala Ranch’s attempt to make Haleakala Trail disappear through some closed door finagling with the Department of Land and Natural Resources.
I am respectfully requesting your badly needed assistance, which will have import to the people of Hawai‘i as well as future generations. The organization I represent, Public Access Trails Hawai‘i (PATH), needs your help to save Haleakala Trail from a behind-closed-doors deal. Continue reading
Don’t wait! Make your reservation this week by calling: (808) 873-3508.
Learn how special Haleakala Trail is by seeing it for yourself. We’ve set up a new page on our site with the info you’ll need to know. Make sure to tell us your experience!
. . . did you know you may ALSO be a member of the Haleakala Trail CLASS ACTION? The Haleakala Trail case is a class action lawsuit brought by Public Access Trails Hawaii on behalf of all the members of the class action. The class includes: “All pedestrians who, as members of the public, have been, or continue to be, denied access to Haleakala Trail.” Read how you can help here.
Despite the passage of over two years of litigation, last Friday the court ruled that Haleakala Ranch would be given more time to prepare for trial. You can read the documents filed with the court here. You can read the Maui News story here.
Do you like making an independent decision by reading the documents for yourself? Or do you just like the opportunity to go back in time and read the original texts? In either case, PATH has just set up a new page called Historical Documents. It takes you on a tour through time with links to lots of the original documents — everything from an 1864 account in the Merchants’ Magazine and Commercial Review, to a map of Haleakala Trail and Haleakala Crater compiled for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau in 1925. Check it out . . . and go back in time!
Earlier this year the State of Hawaii joined forces with PATH in the Haleakala Trail lawsuit. Haleakala Ranch Company then requested more time. The judge granted the Company additional time and trial is now set for March 2014. Even though trial has been delayed, PATH needs your help. Please contact us if you would like to play a part in preserving this important treasure. Want to read some of the court filings? PATH has uploaded many of the key court documents from the last two and one-half years of litigation.