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