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Elephant Mountain, Rockwood

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#47 of 124 in Nature in Maine
Elephant Mountain is a mountain located in Bowdoin College Grant West (Maine Township 8, Range 10, NWP) Piscataquis County, Maine. It is about 5mi southeast of Moosehead Lake, 2 miles southwest of Baker Mountain, and 5 miles west of White Cap Mountain.
Elephant Mountain stands within the watershed of the Piscataquis River, which drains into the Penobscot River, and into Penobscot Bay. The west side of Elephant Mtn. drains into North Brook, thence into Upper Wilson Pond, Lower Wilson Pond, Big Wilson Stream, Sebec Lake, the Sebec River, and the Piscataquis River. The south and southeast faces of Elephant Mtn. drain into South Brook, thence into Upper Wilson Pond. The northeast faces of Elephant Mtn. drains into Baker Brook, thence into Mountain Pond, Mountain Pond Brook, the West Branch of the Pleasant River, and into the Piscataquis River.
On January 24, 1963, a United States Air Force B-52 plane crashed on the mountain. There are pieces of the wreckage still on the mountain. A hiking trail leads visitors to the area of the crash, where a memorial is located.
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  • Not really a hike as you drive up to the site. Watch the directions as there are a few ways to up to the site. In remembrance of the crew who lost their lives back in 1963 on a bitter cold winter...  more »
  • Took the gorgeous drive during peak fall season to the B-52 memorial site. The dirt roads were in great condition and frequent markers made locating the site easy. Lovely and very interesting...  more »
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  • it took us longer to get there than checking out the memorial however everyone must stop and check the memorial. we had our kid 9yrs and 10yrs old and they were amazed on the history of it...before you check the memorial read a little about it to your kids or yourself incase they have any questions while you hike. I highly recommend it for any age. the memorial is not as big as I imagine since its been moved and put back years years ago. it sure was buggy there first week of July 2019
  • here in this mountain is a 1964 B-52 CRASH SITE. it is amazing when you get there. when you start to see pieces of the plane it doesn't hit you the you keep on walking and you see more and more pieces and you keep on walking and you start seeing bigger and bigger pieces and then you at the end and the sadness hits you. you look back and you didn't realize how far you walked because you see how far the plane ripped through the trees and you start to think about the people in that plane how the bodies got ripped apart and you thank god that there was 2 survivor's but the people that died a horrible deaths you can't help but say a prayer for them.

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