Tuesday, May 25, 2010

UNLOST on Oahu




Who would guess that the Likelike Pali trail leads out the back of a parking lot at a golf course on windward Oahu? With a pair of flip flops you can get to Likelike Falls and look up to where five hundred Oahu warriors were driven over the Nu'uanu Pali (cliffs) by the invading forces of Kamehameha the Great in 1795. A century later, when the first road was dug in, workers found 300 skulls. You're more likely to see wild ginger and mangoes.

This is one of those "lost" places that are right at the edge of suburban Oahu. Lost, but not really. LOST, the TV program, was not filmed here. You can check out one of the favorite beach locales for that show on the North Shore by looking at page 178-79 in Oahu Trailblazer.