37° 38.97' , -110° 17.934'
x 40 ft
Rwy 6 Uphill 3.2%
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Information updated May 13, 2021 @ 7:55pm
Definite soft field landing with a few very small erosion areas towards the NE end. Small grass and brush on and near runway for most of the length of it. Turning around requires some momentum and wide radius to avoid getting stuck (I learned first hand that doing different resulted in having to get unstuck).
After the moisture this winter, the grasses and weeds have grown quite a bit. A little bumpier than the last time I was in to Piute. The SW portion of the runway is much softer than the NE portion. Landing to the west the runway slopes down to the west, particularly on the eastern end. I really like this strip because it's so remote and such a beautiful area.
What a cool spot. Definitely need to come back and do some exploring. The strip is a mix of soft sand with spots of semi firm areas. The edges are very soft. I’d say not a place for smaller tires. Very remote. Easy camping next to your plane. No windsock or fire rings. Winds can get erratic here and DA could be an issue, especially combined with the soft surface. Thanks to those that have removed some brush. More could be done with a work party. A sock would be very beneficial here too.
Amazing area. We knocked out some of the larger clump grass and other vegetation from the middle of the runway so it should be a little less bumpy now. The best usable portion of the runway is narrow. The are some old mining ruins north of the north east end of the runway. It looks like there once was an old windsock mounted to a wooden pole just off the eastern end of the runway. See pics for images of both. A really neat spot and very remote. Here is a link to a takeoff video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QGwo6yKz98vezTj1A