From the top of Mt. Townsend. Pretty fantastic, and beautiful . Not many words to describe the reward from the top of a mountain hike.
This is a view from the ridge line of Mt. Townsend on our day hike on Friday. The ladies were hysterical and the views were unbelievable! In this photo, you can see Mt. Tyler, another hike I plan to do before the end of the summer.
The Road to Tull Canyon, where the Tubal Cain Mines are….
We also hiked up farther on the Tubal Cain trail to the site of a B-17 plane crash about 60 years ago. The people flying the plane were on a rescue mission to Vancouver Island and crashed in the Olympic Mtns. They waited three days for someone to come and find them. Four men died in the plane crash, and four survived. It was so cool to get up to this spot and still see the plane wreckage. The four men in the crash that survived walked out of the mountains three days later. It took them three days to walk out, incredible. It is pretty eerie that they crashed just about a mile away from the mines. Now there is a trail. However, the trail to the plane crash is not taken care of by the National Forestry service. So at a time right now when you need spikes and sometimes snow shoes to get up there, imagine what it would have been like to try to walk out in the middle of January without equipment or food. Amazing hike!