Length: 2350 ft
37° 19.374' , -113° 57.384'
|Camping area:||Good condition|
|Windsock:||Needs to be replaced|
Finally, a backcountry strip on my side of the state. It's just a 20 minute flight from the Hurricane airport rather than the two hours it takes to get from here to most of the strips. Unfortunately this strip isn't what one might call prime real estate. When I got there I had trouble identifying it because it looks just like a two-track used by ATVs. As a matter of fact there were a couple of side-by-sides that showed up just before I took off. I finally decided that what I was looking at was indeed the airstrip when I saw a tall white pole that looked like it may have carried a wind sock at one time. The strip is mainly rocky terrain with stones that range from golf ball size to grapefruit and larger size. Very bumpy the say the least. There is short brush and some 10 to 15 feet high juniper trees on either side. There is a noticeable grade with the south end being about 89 feet lower than the north end. About 200 to 300 feet south of the north end there is a slight jog in the strip. My handheld GPS indicated the the north end of the strip is at 37.3255 degrees N latitude and 113.9538 degrees W longitude with and elevation of 4258 feet. The south end of the runway is at 37.3209 degrees N latitude and 113.9586 degrees W longitude with an elevation of 4169 feet. That resolves to magnetic headings of 4 degrees and 220 degrees and an overall length of 2175 feet.