But then about 10m from that sign we encountered this...no joke.Whoa??? If anyone knows what these are do tell. We saw 3 in total all near the entrance to the Baden Powell trail from the Cypress Alpine parking lot.
The hiking book said we would encounter a plaque on a tree and might have to venture off trail a tad to find the crash site. But as we headed up, I very abruptly came across this...
Even more interesting:
"The accident occurred one day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and shared the headlines for several days as information on Lee Harvey Oswald’s participation was uncovered. It was the height of the Cold War at this point in history, and Canadian armed forces pilots were training aggressively to be ready for any challenges resulting from the escalating political tension."
We took a moment, then headed up the steep side of Mt Strachan to the summit. Which was...covered in cloud.
Regardless, it was a great day, great company and a new favourite local hike.