29 August 2008

Stairway to Heaven (AKA The Haiku Stairs)

Today I went on one of the most difficult and amazing hikes of my life. The Stairway to Heaven hike is on the Windward side of Oahu. It is called the Stairway to Heaven for 2 reasons: 1 - It is over 3000 steps bolted into the side of a cliff - at times the incline is so steep it's like climbing a ladder, 2 - The mountain peak is often shrouded in clouds. This hike was murder on my legs. I don't expect to be able to walk much tomorrow. It was essentially 90 minutes of walking up stairs at about a 70 deg angle. Also, the view from the top is heavenly indeed. When any of you visit and would like to do this amazing hike, please tell me and we'll make it happen. I hope you enjoy my slideshow above and the dulcet tones of Big Iz singing what I consider Hawaii's state song. Notice the picture with the circular rainbow. That was awesome.

19 comments:

Chapman Family said...

Breathtaking!!

Anonymous said...

It's illegal to climb that, isn't it?

Maria said...

Breathtaking...

Maker said...

All those photos...take my breath...away...

Actually, the last one is my favorite.

Also, I love the fog.
Really, I just can't get enough fog. Right now I am thinking that a fog machine under my bed or inside my car would be pretty much the most ridiculously awesome thing ever. With a laser pen light and some Floyd in the mp3 player...
Are you kidding me?! Boom! Just like that. Instant awesome.

Anyway, that's how I feel about that.

ddxsyo!!

Chapman Family said...

um, you can't comment on my blog about where I used to live. Sorry bro. Your comment has been MONITORED, so please still comment and don't take offense. I saw that pout face! So what does (live) mean next to Transformers?

The Galan Family said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing. One day we will make it to Hawaii. How much longer will you guys be there?

Anonymous said...

Roy...I had heard the stairs were closed! I'm going to be in Hawaii this month and really want to climb the Haiku Stairs..they are open for business? And where do you access the stairs? I'm coming from Alexandria, VA...your site was the only one I could find that actually said it was open now!
Charlie Dungan
cdungan@erols.com

mightymidgetts said...

Hey Roy, we live here too...we're interested!!

if you ever make that hike again let us know!

J.R. said...

Going thanksgiving morning. If you are interested let me know how to get in contact with you.

J Swanson said...

Great Pictures. I did the hike in April and it is a once in a lifetime hike.

james said...

JR, I finally made it to Oahu. I will be here for school for 6 weeks. I am dying to make the hike. Would love to further discuss thanksgiving morning meetup

mightymidgetts said...

Aloha!
email is mightymidgett@gmail.com for contact info...We're in!

Anonymous said...

My friends and I are trying to find a way to get there, send some info to sbditto85@yahoo.com please! we heard there was a security guard there and such.

james said...

email is jamesneal@kings.edu. Would love to join in thanksgiving morning. Please let me know when/where I could meet you

-regards

Mark Hunter said...

Iron has made its name through Spiral Stairs
I like iron spiral staircases.
They give's a nice look.
And the way they designed. I just luved it

Anonymous said...

I am heading out there in July for my honeymoon. My fiance and I would like to do this hike. Email me if you can, I have a few questions! Thanks! ASUnk00@gmail.com

slocoff said...
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slocoff said...

I'm looking to do this hike while there next week. Could you please e-mail with information? slocoff@gmail.com Thanks

Anonymous said...

Going to do this hike with friends this Saturday; could you please send details to mlbozeman @ yahoo.com?