THE VALLEY, HAIKU LADDER, UPPER HOIST HOUSE & ANTENNA ANCHORAGES.
UNITED STATES NAVAL RADIO STATION HAIKU: Location of a highly secret VLF transmitter station. Its radio signal reached beyond the half world shown here. This gallery includes recent Google photos of the navy base area, the location of the amazing antenna system and the now famous Haiku ladder or Stairway To Heaven.
We are headed for Kaneohe on the East side of Oahu; Often referred to as the windward side.
The next photo will reverse direction
Haiku Valley and the Stairway to Heaven (Haiku Ladder) are located West of the city of Kaneohe on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii.
Closing in on our destination HAIKU VALLEY.
Downtown Kaneohe on the left.
Haiku road leads from Kamehameha Highway west into Haiku Valley. (Highlighted)
The red arrow points to the original transmitter building, built in 1943.
The white dots mark the location of the steel ladder staked to the south rock wall. The ladder follows the 1943 route taken by Bill Adams and Louis Otto who first scaled this cliff. The small arrow at the bottom points to the trail head leading to the stairs.
The south ridge above Haiku Valley. The antenna anchor locations are Omega anchors that replaced the Alternator anchors in 1973.
Their position varies slightly from the originals. The building on the left, near the anchor is the upper hoist house. At the top right is the CCL house.
Close up of the remains of the upper hoist house and three anchorage sites.
Close up of the top of the ladder and the CCL house.
The definition is amazing considering that these are satellite photos.
Same ridge as previous photo but turned around looking NORTH across the valley.
CCL house is highlighted on the left: Upper hoist house highlighted on the right.
The dark green ridges are descending from south to north from this ridge.
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North Side Omega cement antenna anchors.
Omega antenna anchor and tool shed in 1997
This photo deserves more space than allowed in previous frame.
NOTICE WE HAVE AGAIN TURNED AROUND.
The top of the photo is Southeast.
The measurement device is a GOOGLE EARTH feature.
The tiny dot to the right of the center of the yellow line is the transmitter building.
Showing off more Google features
Now moving toward the Haiku ladder on the face of the South cliff.
The climb starts here at the trail head. It is now under guard to prevent access. The following photos, contributed by Prof. Flanigan, show 3 views of the lower portion of the ladder.
The trail head.
The next photo will show a closer view of the visible portion of the ladder.
Photograph contributed by Prof. John Flanigan.
The next photo will show a close up of the upper portion of this photo. The ladder in "Hanging Valley" and other portions of the ladder leading to the half way point will be clearly visible. Photo by Prof. John Flanigan.
Here - at the center of the photo - is a seldom seen view of the ladder leading up out of the back of Hanging valley. For a clear view of the full length of the ladder up to the Upper hoist house check out the gallery "Stairway to Heaven"Photo is a crop of the previous photo by Prof. John Flanigan. I hope you have enjoyed this little tour and the touch of history.
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