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Mexican Mountain

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4461 ft
Lat/Long 39.0188, -110.4504
39° 1.128' , -110° 27.024'
Runway 11/29 1900 ft x 40 ft
Rwy 29 Uphill 0.3%
Ownership BLM WSA



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Description: Mexican Mountain's runway is oriented west/east alongside the San Rafael River inside the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Due to the sensitive nature of the location, pilots are requested to adhere to the UBCP's Code of Conduct to help us maintain our strong working agreements with the BLM. Reminder to all pilots this airstrip exists within a Wilderness Study Area. Motorized or wheeled conveyances are not to be used on the airstrip or surrounding areas. 

Runway: 1900 ft long x 40 ft wide dirt runway in good condition. Slopes uphill slightly to the west. First 500' from the east is more soft than the rest of the runway and has a "dark spot" that appears wet throughout the year.

Approach Considerations: Tall trees (30+ ft) on both sides of the runway present a hazard when landing to the east (downhill). Typically land to the west and depart to the east. Tall trees alongside the runway as well.

Amenities: Campgrounds and fire rings (please use already established camping/parking areas and fire rings).

Windsock: Yes, located east of the runway.

3 years ago in a Stinson with 8.50 tires

Landing surface East of the windsock has the previously mentioned cattle and mule tracks, although this portion is still very much useable with 8.50 tires. The rest of the runway is in excellent condition. The West camp is currently overrun with what we believe to be Western Tent Caterpillars (moth larvae). The East camp is caterpillar-free, but more exposed (no trees=no caterpillars=no shade). The entire area this year is infested with moth larvae. Very interesting to see.

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Dave Wall
3 years ago in a Maule M5-235C with 8.50 tires

Some Cow Tracks down the length of runway, but not bad. Runway was dry, camp areas were dry, windsock was in good condition.

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Roy Evans II
3 years ago in a PA11 with 800 tires

Airstrip also covered in snow in portions.

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Roy Evans II
3 years ago in a PA11 with 800 tires

Airstrip was found to wet and muddy on the eastern half. Western half (approx 700 feet) dry. Suggest that the airstrip not be used for the time being as to avoid putting ruts into the landing surface.

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