The Pink Bunker (Battery Hulu)

Oh the places a wrong turn will take you.  While looking for the famous Pink Bunker of Puu-O-Hulu, we stumbled across an abandoned treasure. Continue reading

From Artillery to Archery

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I have recently become addicted with exploring old military bunkers. As the weekend approached, I began thinking and researching new sites that we had not yet been.  After hours of scouring the web and scanning the Island of Oahu on Google Earth, I remembered a bunker that I had driven by dozens of times. It was simply hiding in plain sight. Continue reading

Concealed Abandoned Bunker

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Being the World War II nerd that I am, I could not refrain from investigating rumors of an abandoned WWII bunker on Oahu’s Koolau mountain.  The concealed military reservation was supposedly comprised of 3 bunkers. Continue reading

Secret Abandoned Bunker

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After a ton of research, I finally found the holy grail of World War II bunkers here on Oahu!  As it remains a relatively unspoiled historical monument, many people have worked to keep this place a secret. Continue reading

Volcano Rim & Abandoned Bunkers

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Koko Head is a popular and well frequented hike on the East side of Oahu.  The abandoned railroad tracks, which are now the official trail, run straight up the flanks of the extinguished volcanic crater.  Locals and tourist alike flock to this hike to attempt to conquer its peak.  I have done a lot of hikes around the world, but none of them drain as fast as Koko Head does.  Being the “out of the box” thinker that I am, I decided the regular trail was too simple.  So I found and alternate route.  We would begin on the eastern flank of Koko Head (facing Molokai), hike around the rim, then come down the regular trail on the southern side of the mountain. Continue reading