Just a city girl who like to get lost in the wilderness. 🌲🌿🍃🍂🍁
Went wondering around the family farm to do some Vlogging; thought I should start doing a bit more! I hope I’m not the only one out there that feels awfully stupid when talking into a camera. But alas, it is something I will have to get over if I want to post about my trip hiking the #pct this next spring!
I have so many vlog segment ideas! And hope that the fellow #hikertrash I meet out there will be apart of it! .
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Earlier in Chapter 4 of 2 Corinthians we are told that we have the treasure of the Gospel in jars of clay—our mortal bodies that will turn to dust—in order to show that the glory belongs to God.
On this Earth we will face afflictions of many kinds—some might feel unbearable, but it is precisely in those moments that God wants us to see that when we can’t handle it, He can. Even the fiery trials are being used for our good, to refine us like gold, and make us more like our triumphant suffering Savior. Let us not take our eyes off the one who has begun a good work in us and will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6.) Let us rejoice in our sufferings, for they ultimately lead us to #Hope (Romans 5:3-4.)
Running low on water and energy, we debated on the best way back. The way we came was brutal and would involve a lot of steep climbs. The only alternative however, was to use what little cell service we had to call for a pick up on the other side of the mountains and make the treacherous descent into a steep canyon. This route had the advantage of being all down hill, and would conveniently take us by crash site #2. Eventually, we decided downhill sounded better than uphill. How bad could it be? As we made our way down, we found the actual impact site of the Fairchild and much more wreckage. Photo #1 and #2 show the left vertical stabilizer, which still has the tail number clearly painted across it. The stabilizer was tucked beneath the mostly intact elevator that ran between the two tail booms (photo #3). Jon lends some scale here. Photo #4 shows one of the wing tips with the US national insignia still visible. #5, #6 and #7 show the front half of the right tail boom, the rear half being the large piece we first stumbled across, over 500 feet away. Photo #8 shows what I believe is an aileron. Much further down, we found a huge hulk that turned out to be the left tail boom. This piece was over a quarter mile away from the engines. This thing must have hit hard when it went down. #mtbaldy#planecrash#angelesnationalforest#sangabrielmountains#abandonedcalifornia#abandoned#urbex#wreckchasing#hikingcalifornia#secrethikes#hiddenplaces#hiddenhikes#anf#wwiihistory#wwii#airforce#airforcehistory#cargoplane#fairchild#waypointswest