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    Flagstaffigans, hiking on the Peaks from Snowbowl?

    Does anyone have any good info on how to get to the B-24 crash site from the trail that leads up the mountain? I've found some info, but it's a bit vague. We might be able to get someone that has done it before to come with us, but otherwise if anyone has any info that would help a lot.

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    It's easier to get to when snows down, so you're going to have a long slog up a boulder field (dutchmans) from the first switchbacks on humphries trail. PM me if you need the coords.

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    Jayem, what is the history behind that?
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    http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=598

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    The easiest way I can explain it is when you hit the switchback at the scree field just head up. You'll hit some trees at the top but keep going up and you'll come into another scree field where the wreck is.

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    A better way perhaps is to continue past the boulder field switchback (dutchmans glade) on the trail until you reach the second drainage off of Temptations....then head up drainage to the 11k elevation mark, then contour to the north until you reach the site.

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    i'll be up there tonight in the snowbowl camp site... hit us up if you'd liuke to kick it.... we'll be riding all weekend...i had no idea there was a crash up there... imma hunt it dow now too....
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    Thanks, I'll write these down. I'm pretty sure I saw it today as we flew by at 11,000' right next to the mountain. It was about 1/2 mile left of the top of the far-left ski-run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    A better way perhaps is to continue past the boulder field switchback (dutchmans glade) on the trail until you reach the second drainage off of Temptations....then head up drainage to the 11k elevation mark, then contour to the north until you reach the site.
    I think I'm going to try this, based on what I saw.
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    good luck with the drainage.....i've not done it because it's a terrain trap in winter, but suspect it to be a better route in summer.

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    Traversing worked great. At the last switchback there is kind of a trail heading NW, from then on there are a few paths, some with rocks stacked every once and a while to let you know you are going the right way.
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    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Thats cool stuff mang
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