The final resting place of a '50's era US Navy fighter.
A squadron of fighters was flying to Moffet Field in heavy fog. Their leader was flying too low and struck redwood trees. Neighbors heard the crash and contacted authorities. The sheriff found the site in the early morning and the pilot's remains were recovered and returned home.
Coming up to the site from the north you see the impact crater and the tail section.
If you look close you will notice a brass engraved plate on the left side of the vertical stabilizer. It was attached by some respectful wreck chasers.
Engraved plate, redacted for protection of the site
Further downslope. Part of what I suspect is the landing gear assembly.
Deeper in the ravine are most of the heavier parts of the plane, including both engines that separated from the fuselage at impact.
Super professional safety wiring on engine
Machined alloys and moss
Visit while you can. Unfortunately, stupid bay trees are continuing to fall all over this crash site. They have started to obscure portions of the site and wreck bits of the wreck.