Attempt #1

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Before the hike to the trailhead
So there we were, hanging out on the island of Oahu with nothing to do. Well sort of. Essentially my friend Ray and I wanted a little adventure which led us to the Haiku Stairs. I have heard some great stories about this hike but the closest I had ever been was viewing them from the H3. With that said I really wanted to hike the stairs before I left the islands.

On the day of the hike we started out early. After hiking up a road we encountered the trailhead of the stairs. What an awesome sight!! It almost looked like they were going into the sky. What we didn't take into account however was the impact it would take on our legs. I consider myself in descent shape but I was in for one hell of a workout. The grade of the steps goes from almost flat to nearly vertical where you have to pull your self up as you go. A good comparison would be a workout on a stair-master for and hour, on the highest setting.

As we approached the half way mark we were forced to turn around. Unfortunately this was well short of our intended destination of the summit.

While we didn't win the battle on this occasion we surely will win the war in the end. Until next time... attempt #2 will come soon.
keeladog18 says:
I am offering a step by step guide for those who do not know where the Haiku Stairs are or how to avoid the security and hostile residents. If you want to do this wonderful hike without paying a trespassing fine of 250$ you can send me a message or e-mail me at drewkohler@hotmail.com subject it "Haiku Stairs"
Posted on: May 29, 2008
Jmswanson says:
Looks awesome.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2008
sarahelaine says:
That would be "good grief". Sorry!
Posted on: Mar 18, 2008
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Before the hike to the trailhead
Before the hike to the trailhead
The fence we scaled to get to the …
The fence we scaled to get to the…
Old Coast Guard buildings
Old Coast Guard buildings
Cool graffiti on an old Coast Guar…
Cool graffiti on an old Coast Gua…
Haiku Stairs Trailhead.  This was …
Haiku Stairs Trailhead. This was…
Hey Ray, Why are you behind a fenc…
Hey Ray, Why are you behind a fen…
Man.... another fence!
Man.... another fence!
Thats me... A little winded by th…
That's me... A little winded by t…
Ah crap, thats a ton of stairs!!!
Ah crap, that's a ton of stairs!!!
Me again
Me again
Great views from the climb
Great views from the climb
The stairs
The stairs
The stairs
The stairs
Oh yeah by the way, No Trespassing…
Oh yeah by the way, No Trespassin…
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photo by: jenn79