As regards the Lombard Crash site, please realize there has been a lot of vandalism here, and know:
"...The USFS district archaeologist and rangers are now aware of this and are actively monitoring the site for his and others illegal activity. Since the crash site is considered an historical site, over 50 years old and on Public (Federal) Land, digging or removing any debris from this crash site is a felony punishable by 100,000 dollar fine, 5 years in prison and/or both. Going in there and taking pictures so far is not a problem. "
Climbed the east side of the mountain and checked out the Lombard crash site. Very interesting.
March 21, 2004 -Training and carrying extra weight in my pack. A tough little climb.
This was the perfect mountain to hike in mid December. It was sunny and "warm" (45F at 8500 feet in December) with no wind on the summit.
This is a really nice hike. The area is beautiful, relatively pristine, and it is unlikely you'll see another soul around. The antennas on the summit are a bit of a bummer, but oh well, it's still a nice peak.