Plane Encounter


Seven miles from the nearest road, 13 miles from the closest airport and at an elevation of nearly 4000-feet, this is what a recent Advanced Section hike came across the other day.  It looked like a scene from Lost.

Dean said, “I wanted to get into the plane, but then thought, ‘what if there are dead bodies’?”

Luckily, this was not a fatal crash.  The small Cherokee 140 turbo prop crash occurred in bad weather in August, 1969.  The high wooded plateau in between two mountains is a strange place to crash, but the soft tree cover led to a surprise safe landing.

Still, “It was weird, a little scary,” admitted Makalu.



Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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