We're still looking for that Cessna 182 that went missing SW of Sedona last fall with my niece onboard (details at http://www.n2700q.com
). Now that the snows are gone -- and folks are hiking again -- I'm hoping something will break. Last month I came down from Seattle and took three flights out of Sedona. Still analyzing the hundreds of hi-res pix I shot...
FOUND SOMETHING near the trailhead for Taylor Cabin Trail (but on the opposite side of the ridge from the trail) that looks suspiciously like a Cessna fuselage.
N 35° 59' 19"
W 111° 57' 5"
My aerial pic (#172) plus GoogleEarth placemark are here: http://www.n2700q.com/googleearth/Redshirt-4-3/
The location fits, assuming the pilot stayed on his northerly course and went up Mooney Canyon, crossing over the powerlines where there's a gap along Buck Ridge. If he hit the lines or screwed up trying to avoid them at the last minute he'd wind up where this object is ... hence my extreme interest in what may turn out to be just another white rock.
Problem is, it's hard to reach. My brother went
up there Monday (using the powerline road to come in from the north) but even on foot he couldn't get close enough due to rough/steep terrain.
As always, we deeply appreciate your help.