Haleakalā to Close Back Country Area Ahead of Guillermo

August 3, 2015, 2:25 PM HST · Updated August 3, 2:31 PM
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Haleakalā Summit / File image: Asa Ellison

By Maui Now Staff

Haleakalā National Park will close the back country area at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 due to the current forecast path for Tropical Storm Guillermo.

The park will re-assess conditions and re-open the back country for hiking, camping, and cabin use once it is safe to do so, park officials said in an announcement.

The rest of the park remains open at this time, including visitor centers, rest rooms, and roads in the Summit District and in the Kīpahulu District.

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All back country campers and cabin users have been informed about the closure. Cabin users have also been informed on how to get refunds.

Park officials will continue to monitor the storm and assess park conditions.

Visitors can also call the park main phone number (808) 572-4400 and choose option 2 for the latest closure information.

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