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B24 Crash Site, AZ
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B24 Crash Site, AZ 
B24 Crash Site, AZ
 
Hiking7.51 Miles 2,670 AEG
Hiking7.51 Miles   5 Hrs   56 Mns   1.31 mph
2,670 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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I have been wanting to do this hike for some time and since many of the other trails were closed due to fire hazard this was a good a time as any to cross this one off the list. I followed the posted guide route and had no issues finding it. The climb up to the seventh switchback was a steady uphill but that's what I expected. At least I didn't have to do the next 1500 to the top of Humphry and battle the gazilion flies. The Humphry trail is a bit rocky in places but the climb is gradual so it wasn't too bad. Once at the seventh switchback there is a faint user trail heading north. Ginny and I took a break here and enjoyed the view west.

Following the route I had on my GPS made finding it pretty easy but if you don't have a GPS the route is marked with cairns every so often. There were multiple routes cairned just pick the one that looks the easiest. The cairns aren't always there when you need them but I just kept heading north and slightly up and eventually I would see another cairn. The rock fields are the hardest part of the route, slow going. The cairns are quite easy to spot on the rock slides. At the third rock slide crossing is the crash site. I explored the rock slide area with all of the debris from the B24 but I never went down just below the rock slide, This is where the plane plowed into the ground sending debris up hill. I wish I had gone down a little further. Quite an interesting hike and maybe someday I will do it again.

The Humphry trail had a number of people hiking, some going to the peak, some to the saddle and some just taking a stroll till they got tired, but overall a light day for hikers. The weather held off for us to finish the hike, it is always exhilarating to be that high up in a lightning storm.
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[ checklist ]  Airplane Wreckage
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 Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ]  Kendrick Peak
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