|The San Francisco Peaks Near Flagstaff, Arizona|
Hiking to the crash site is very dangerous. The one incomplete social trail to the site is steep, barely able to be followed, and very difficult to traverse. Only a few hard-to-locate rock cairns mark the route. Once one get to the GPS coordinate provided, more crash debris can probably be found easiest by just proceeding north, perpendicular the volcanic scree field fall line.
While the site is than a third of a mile from the main Humphreys Trail, it takes about an hour to safely get there. It should not be attempted alone and it is inadvisable to ever take children to the location. One must pass over seemingly endless lava scree fields. It is just far too easy to trip, fall on sharp and tipsy volcanic boulders, drop into deep holes between rocks, and sprain or break ankles.
I fell several times.
|Fuselage and Instrumentation Strewn Down the Lava Scree Field|
|Looking West, Tattered US Flag on Log Inserted Into Upside Down B-24 Landing Gear|
|Remains of Bomber Gun Turret|
- N 35° 20.455 W 111° 41.389
- 12S E 437314 N 3911068