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Tobias Burch
5 days ago in a Carbon Cub with 29 tires

Good runway, parking is great. If I’m picky, the runway is a little uneven and soft at the north end. For heavy aircraft with small tires that might be tricky. Gusty crosswind around mid day. Great spot!

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Alina Pringle
1 week ago in a RANS Raven S20 N628WT with 26 tires

A little growth, but not bad - touch n go. Fun to be back - NA Camping area

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Cory Wolf
2 weeks ago in a C205 with 850s tires

As has been mentioned, there is a little growth on it but otherwise the strip is in its normal, good condition. We saw a couple of people on the Kit Carson rock, so others are accessing the island via bike or foot. Fairly strong wind kept the bugs at bay. Great to be back!

3 Likes

Cory Wolf
2 weeks ago in a C205 with 850s tires

As good as ever. Some might find it a little on the rough side. Bugs were out but we managed to not get bitten. The wind helped keep them at bay. Cacti along the north beach are in bloom.

2 Likes

Marc Lassaux
2 weeks ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

As others have mentioned there are some pretty good sized divots/blown out areas in the center of the runway about 125ft or so from the western end. On take off headed east I stayed to the right of those with no issues. I will upload the pics I took but not sure if they will show it well. They are manageable.

3 Likes

Marc Lassaux
2 weeks ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

Did a couple of fly-bys today. It appeared land-able particularly towards the center and south east end of the runway. From the air the NW end looked to have some rocks that I would try to avoid until I could see them up close. The strip is very narrow and a part of a two track road. I did not see a windsock. It looks like you could probably pull the plane off in couple of places along the edges, and especially in the middle around the troughs.

3 Likes

Allen Macbean
2 weeks ago in a C170 with 8.50x6 tires

The airstrips are getting a little overgrown, but it's fine for most mild backcounty airplanes. If we only had a drag out there still... We didn't feel the bumps much at all on 8.50's though. Winds from the North at around 10knts which kept the bugs to a minimum. There were a fair amount of birds in the area due to the springs, mostly ducks and pelicans.

3 Likes

Roy Evans II
2 weeks ago in a PA-11 with 800 tires

Beautiful day out on the island. Sight wind 5-10 out of the northwest kept any bugs at bay. Recommend we all start using the same parking areas. Either atop the hill or just west of the ramp up. Saw two other airplanes out on the island today!

3 Likes

Allen Macbean
2 weeks ago in a C170 with 8.50x6 tires

The strip is in good condition, no problems for our 8.50's. Nice breeze to keep the bugs down, and a fellow UBCP pilot was there as well.

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Roy Evans II
2 weeks ago in a PA-11 with 800 tires

Runway is in great shape! Will update airstrip data with recently surveyed lengths tonight. Recommend you park on the south side of runway just be careful as halfway down the runway are a few railroad ties hidden in the brush.

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