Hawaii’s forbidden ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Hawaii Staircase To Heaven1

I just came across something that I think is Cool. This was on  blog Flickr site.  I believe that I saw these stairs on an old Magnum PI episode.

Here’s the story; “What began as a rickety wood pathway to install antenna cables over a cliff in 1942 has become a hiker’s enigma often called the “Stairway to Heaven.”

World War II motivated the U.S. military to build a radio transceiver station atop Hawaii’s Puʻukeahiakahoe mountain. The station sent low-frequency signals to communicate with submarines navigating around Japan. TheHaiku Stairs (Haʻikū means “sharp break” in Hawaiian) offers a steep 2,500-foot ascent on Oahu that reaches the now abandoned station.

Climbing on the stairs is illegal without consent from the owners.  The Friends of Haiku Stairs have a working agreement with all of the owners and are trying to obtain the newly required $1 million insurance policy that one of the owners is requiring us to have before we can even access them again, and that is only for maintenance and not recreation.”Hawaii Staircase To Heaven


Here’s hoping that something can be worked out so that those strong of heart can enjoy that view.Hawaii Staircase To Heaven2







Here’s a link to full article and more photos  http://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/03/26/hawaiis-forbidden-stairway-to-heaven/

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