All Airstrip Reports
Beautiful strip in very good condition. Landed downhill on 17, departed uphill on 35. Easy approach & departure. Lots of people camping in vehicles about 100 yards southwest of the runway. If you camp here, definitely bring firewood.
We did low passes to check it out, certainly looked landable. East of the bend is in the strip is BLM/Public land so no permission is needed. 26” GoodYears would be minimum size I would think
Happy Cyn. is one of the coolest backcountry strips around, and it even has a crosswind runway you could use if needed. Very cool old miner's shack still standing, stocked with a case of bottled water, charcoal, a grill, and a few quarts of common airplane oil. Would be an epic place to camp out and watch the stars!
Landed north, departed to the south. Good windsock present, and nice fire ring made of large chunks of petrified wood, which are found copiously just down the hill from the airstrip. Bring firewood if you're camping - would be challenging to scramble down to the Dirty Devil river to search for driftwood.
Other than large bushwheel tire and great STOL performers, I don’t think this strip is landable. Lots of growth and no sign of use in many years. There is a well groomed road very close and basically parallel to the strip that could be landed if there where a real reason to land here.
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).