Carranza Road

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The trail is named after the Mexican aviation pioneer Emilio Carranza who crashed on July 12, 1928, while attempting to fly his Ryan Brougham airplane, the Mexico Excelsior, non-stop from New York to Mexico City on the final leg of a historic goodwill flight to the United States. You can find the monument just shortly after the road turns to pavement. The road is wide and well-cared for and starts directly where Maxwell Friendship Road ends at the ghost town of Friendship. Dispersed camping is not allowed, but designated camping can be found in the rustic campgrounds within the Wharton State Forest. Reservations are required.