Thursday, 6 September 2012
A popular loop leads from the Chinook Campground in the Payette National Forest, along the banks of the Sesech River to the majestic Loon Lake in Idaho, USA. In February of 1943, a B-23 Bomber got lost in the snowy mountain wilderness of Idaho. Short of fuel, the crew realized that they’d have to land soon, and searched desperately for a place to touch down. Everyone survived the rough landing.
The wreckage from the Chinook Bomber is still in the woods. After 69 years, it's still pretty intact. It's probably too remote to effect a clean-up, and anyway it serves as a remarkable memorial to humanity's will to survive.