Hike to Plane Crash Site in Colorado Mountains


On Tuesday, I went with Bob Anderson on a hike in the Colorado (Rampart Range) mountains to the site of a 1952 plane crash. It was a tough, up and down, steep, rough terrain 8-mile round trip, and at 9,000 feet more of a workout than I’ve had in a long time.

Capt. Sidney Harrison was flying a Cessna O-1 Bird Dog and crashed in a snowstorm. It’s really remote, no trail markings, but Bob has been there multiple times. It made me realize I need to get back in shape.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Hike to Plane Crash Site in Colorado Mountains

  1. Damn, Lloyd! Don’t stoke out on us. I spend lots of time at 8-9,000 feet in the mountains around Cody, WY, but I do it on the back of my little mustang mare. My sons hunt elk at altitude humping humongous packs and rifles, but not me anymore. I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night. At 77 I can swallow my pride. Cheers.

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