We were told that the T-33A Plane Crash trail was closed, so we definitely wanted to confirm that. We did Bunce School Road to get there, and then a bit of Park Creek. When we got to the trailhead we were happy to see that it was still open, and it was open all the way to the end. The end of the trail had a more developed parking area along with a kiosk sign describing the plane crash, so it's possible the trail was temporarily closed while they built it. Either way, it was open and we were happy.
The trail is such a blast. There are stretches of bumpy, almost mellow trail and then you come up on a hill of ledges or a spot with big rocks. There are some options here and there, but most of the time you have to go through them. We definitely weren't complaining. We had some good practice on the rocks on the Ironclads trail earlier in the day, so we were prepared. No one had any issues, and we got some great pictures.
We passed a small Jeep with every spot filled by a teenager not wearing a seatbelt, which was a little concerning. One was even holding a child. But they were driving slowly so we hoped they'd be careful. We would see them again later on their way down, so we thought they made it through without issues.
We found a wide spot where we pulled off for lunch. Everyone brought out chairs and good food, and we relaxed for a while. The weather was perfect, and we got to know each other in the sunshine. It was really great to have four new members join us all at once.
After lunch, we kept heading up the trail. The twisted, rocky section was fun though no one chose to take the crazy route through the obstacle. It was still a good time.
We weaved our way through the trail, including through some tight trees, and when we got to the end we found some UTVs already parked and relaxing. We managed to squeeze our Jeeps into parking spaces without getting in their way, and everyone was happy.
Everyone hiked down to the plane crash, and it was good to see that it was still in the same condition without any vandalism that was obvious. The informational sign was nice, too. We took our time, enjoying the meadow at the end and really taking it all in. Then we did the steep walk back up to the top.
The trip down was just as fun as the way up. No one had any problems, so it didn't take us too long. We came across some vehicles on their way up when we were at the twisty obstacle, but we all managed to find a spot to get around each other. It worked out well.
We found our way off of the trail and worked our way down Bunce to Camp Dick. It was a great time in the trees and rocks.
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