I was invited to go on a private tour of various Lost filming locations on Oahu with a few other members of the press. With ABC's permission, I am allowed to share these with you.
It was a tremendous honor to have executive producer Jean Higgins as our own personal tour guide, because she has been involved with the show and primarily responsible for the filming logistics since episode one. We had gone on a fantastic KOS Lost Tour last year, but certainly did not have the kind of access and behind-the-scenes scoop that Jean provided this time around.
As you know, this site is strictly spoiler-free. For those of you who do seek out that type of information in advance, however, I have posted photos of a spoiler-ish prop and location from S6 over on DocArzt. Click and read at your own risk!
To the left of the path above, there is a section of tall grass where Sun's garden is set up (below, which they cut lower for her scenes).
It was surreal to walk through the lush jungle where they have filmed on many occasions.
Even though the beach below appears small, that is where they film many of the scenes with various boats coming ashore (such as the outriggers in S5).
When we arrived at the main survivor's beach, we all geeked out in unison and felt like kids visiting Disneyland for the first time.
Due to the weather on Oahu, the camp is in various states of disarray and decay, but it merely adds to the Lost ambiance.
Of course like everyone else, I pictured Sawyer with his island crash glasses on, sitting in this chair and reading a book he'd found in the fuselage.
The view looking out at the ocean from the camp is nothing short of spectacular, and I can't begin to describe the goosebumps when Jean told us that they filmed the S1 raft launch right there.
I took a small video tour of the beach camp, but please excuse the bumpy nature - it was the sand! Also, I clearly miscalculated my own height at the end. :)
It was an amazing experience and a day that I will never forget. Special thanks to Richard and Jeff at ABC, Jean Higgins, and my co-horts Natalie from TVguide (@NatalieAbrams), Trish and Eric from IGN (@EricIGN), Tripper and Maggie from AOL TV (@TheTVShowGirl), Tim from TV.com (@TimAtTVDotCom) and Brian from Yahoo TV!