mjirving wrote:Interesting about the 3-bladed prop! I thought maybe the blades were bent to make it appear as though it were 3-bladed, but I zoomed in and the hub appeared to in-fact be for 3 blades.
Yeah, I had to go look at photos from several hikes to assure myself my memory was correct, too. Definitely just the three on that one.
Chip Down wrote:
Across was the very pretty and meadowed Yocum Ridge. I somehow thought there might be a way to get across to it, but that was a clear “no way” once I got to the edge.
I bet it can be done. Might require the perfect snow conditions though. And I bet it would involve a lot of up/down/up/down, as well as left/right/left/right. I have no doubt it would be more difficult and draining than climbing to the summit. Which is the main reason I've never tried it (I'm lazy and cowardly
Someone adept at searching here should find a TR for that traverse. It's been done. Nasty, for sure!
retired jerry wrote:
okay, maybe I just psyched myself out
sometimes something can look difficult but when you get on it it's not that bad
Just be sure to head west, not south, as you go down!
Don Nelsen wrote:Some of the confusion may be in id-ing the manufacturer: Douglas made an A26 then renamed it the B26 in 1948 and Martin made a different plane also called the B26 from 1941 to 1945. Hmmm - this one must have been the Douglas version.
Interesting research, Don! So it doesn't look like a total fail on the established ID. I really had to wonder, given the contemporary newspaper accounts
, how that could be possible.