Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

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SteveH
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Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by SteveH » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:28 pm

Just came across this on the Redwood National Park web site. It is now illegal to visit Hyperion. This ban came about 10 years too late, but at least it is in place now.

"There is no trail to Hyperion. Hyperion is located within a closed area. Hiking within this closure could result in a $5,000 fine and 6 months in jail."

https://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/hyperion.htm

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Re: Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by MarkGraham » Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:51 pm

Recently I hiked Emerald Creek trail down to Redwood Creek then took Redwood Creek downstream to Tall Trees Grove. This sign is posted on a bench in Tall Trees Grove and up at the trailhead.

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SteveH
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Re: Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by SteveH » Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:36 am

Here is a picture of the sign that was taken by Mark.

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Larry Tucei
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Re: Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Aug 30, 2022 6:21 pm

Perhaps you could visit with a Permit.
Are that many people going to the site for it to made illegal?

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Re: Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by SteveH » Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:56 am

I don't personally need to visit Hyperion any more. Been there twice and that's enough. But the ban had to come into place because due to location leaks, masses of people started visiting and the root system and ground area all around Hyperion became devastated.

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Re: Now Illegal to Visit Hyperion

Post by M.W.Taylor » Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:37 pm

The fragile area just can't tolerate crowds. Getting a permit to see the tree would be next to impossible now unless one had a reason to be there for some type of research. I can envision the park's law enforcement division throwing the books at the first person or people they catch in there without a permit. Their new cellmate will ask "what are you in for ?"

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