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Death Valley & The Badwater F-100

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:21 pm
by Mtflyer
I did this hike 2 years ago but was unable to find the impact site due to running out of time. This time I found it along with some great stuff along the way. The F-100 Super Sabre crashed on the cliffs above Badwater on 8/18/58, the pilot ejected safely.

If anyone is thinking about trying this hike make sure you have good XC skills and climbing ability. And don't do it alone like I did. I scared myself a few times but got so caught up in finding the site of impact I couldn't turn around. Was glad to get back to the truck. If you decided to try it, Email me for the route details.

Photos at

If anyone is interested in the hike from two years ago, pics are at

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:49 pm
by Snow Nymph
Congratulations on finding the impact site! I was in DV this weekend too. I probably could have joined you Saturday, I was solo.

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:28 pm
by Mtflyer
It would have been nice to have you along. I don't plan on going solo on that kind of hike again.

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:24 pm
by Snow Nymph
Same here! I was solo Saturday on an "easy" 2 hr hike, then went on to do a 3rd summit (no trail) and got a little sketched on some of the class 3 stuff. :eek: