Summit tours to resume? Companies cautiously optimistic; Maunakea VIS to reopen

Protesters allow a Trava Transportation Inc. tour van pass the Maunakea access road on Daniel K. Inouye Highway on July 20. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
Sun rises at the summit of Maunakea during a Maunakea Sunrise Tour, offered by Hawaii Forest and Trail. (Courtesy of HFT website)
Yuko Kakazu, Subaru spokeswoman, gives a tour of the Subaru Telescope to guest in September 2017 during the Kamaaina Observatory Experience on Maunakea. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Although the Maunakea Access Road has reopened, some tour companies have decided to wait and see what happens this week before resuming summit tours.