Hike to the Bamboo Bomber
September 27, 2020
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
3300 Sheppard Ave, El Paso, TX 79904
- Street parking
Hike to the crash site of a Cessna UC-78 that crashed sometime during WW2 on a training mission. This aircraft was nicknamed the “Bamboo Bomber” because of the extensive use of wood in the fuselage. Despite the nickname, a significant amount of metal items and even some wood remains in place for you to see. You will head off trail up an arroyo with loose rock, cacti, thorny bushes and lechugilla.
Bring at least a liter of water, wear strong hiking shoes. Gloves and long pants recommended. Also bring a hat and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. This hike is on the eastside of the mountains, so there is essentially no shade. Bring snacks and any medication that you personally need. Bring a mask although you probably won’t need to wear it while hiking. Due to the terrain, this hike is not pet friendly. The hike should last 2 to 3 hours.
Wear sunscreen and a good hat for protection from the sun. This hike is on the east side of the mountains, so there is essentially no shade.
Please try to show up a few minutes before 7:30 so the trip can get organized and you can meet your fellow hikers.
Please do not use the church or apartment parking lots.