Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Box Spring Mountain USAF KC-97G Stratotanker plane crash site – softypapa adventures

My hiking goal today is the crash site of a United States Air Force KC-97G Stratotanker. This tragic accident occurred 06/26/54 at night on the west flank of Box Springs mountain resulting in the loss of all fourteen airmen on board. Though I don’t know the exact location of the aircraft I have a rough idea and will try my best to locate the site which should be apparent due to wreckage. This is an emotionally sensitive endeavor.

Here’s a link to the video I talk about in this video:

This video was made using a Canon IVIS HF G10 with a DM-100 mic. The video was stabilized with a Glidecam HD-2000 steadycam.


My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time to share a little of the experience of life with me. I’m available on social media at the links below and can be reached via email at dinnerbytheriver@gmail.com.

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The Path of WildnessThe Path of Wildness is easy to find
The course of a stream
Leaves blown in the wind
A beast’s track through the brush
And the direction of our first inclination

The Path of Wildness is an answer and response to a prescribed way of life which may leave some individuals with a sense that their living is little more than a series of pre-determined, step-like episodes between birth and death. The stages of living between these events: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and senior are themselves natural and in accord with the needs of the species and most individuals. Many find their satisfaction in living this course and to these individuals I have little or nothing to say. Others though long for something more; something innate, genetic and seemingly calling. Adventure and change can give a degree of satisfaction and relief yet even these may seem too tame. To those who feel drawn to something beyond the entertainment and stimulation of senses I offer a walk along The Path of Wildness. Don’t bother penciling the event in your schedule, preparing a pack with goodies and supplies or even inviting a friend along, for this experience is along the course of your first inclination and you must surely always go alone.

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