The last night of November 1944 was dark and wet on Mount Tamalpais. Just before midnight, a Navy patrol bomber careened through the rain and smashed into the southern face of the mountain, killing all eight men on board. The following day, Marin school children found the wreckage — and the bodies. The crash was immediately met with mystery and confusion after a strange coincidence that night misled authorities and the locals who witnessed the horror. Last week, we hiked steep trails, crossed over creeks and crawled through twisted manzanita branches to find the hallowed site where parts of the wreckage still scar the ground. Here's what we found. The hike It's the howling wind that reminds you you're actually near the top of a mountain or, if you turn around, the view. The 2,571-foot icon of Marin Country that silhouettes so many photos of the setting sun in the Bay Area has around 50 marked hikes, but we needed to head off-trail to find the fabled crash site. We started our climb from the Mountain Home Inn on the aptly named Panoramic Highway on a sunny, windy June afternoon. After we made our way past the Throckmorton Ridge Fire… Read full this story
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