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I stopped in to see if the strip had been graded yet. The county was supposed to touch it up this spring as well as add some filler to smooth out where the road crossed the strip. So far it’s not been done and I’ve put a call in to make sure they are still planning in it. Overall the strip is in good shape. Some vehicles have been on it and left some ruts on the north end, but they are on the edges and the few that are in the middle are minor. Locals continue to use the strip for camping, horseback riding, shooting, and ATV activity, so make sure to give it a good look before landing.
1 month ago in a C-185 with 26 AK Bush tires
We had a great afternoon spent at Mex MT. The strip is in good shape, nothing abnormal to report. Turned around at the midfield pullout and parked at the west end, both areas didn't seem excessively soft as some previous reports suggest. The damp depression towards the east end seems to be completely dry now. It's a good time of the year to cool off by the river as there is still some water flowing.
We flew down to camp for a few nights. I opted to try landing on the south section that has the two track road. The road is firm and mostly smooth with only a couple of slight soft spots. The two track is a little more rutted at the north end of that section, with the worst part being the first 100-150’. Shortly beyond that there is a slight wash with some rocks, but nothing too bad. The middle of the two track is higher on the north end in that same section, but gradually becomes more even with the two track as you go farther south. This stretch gives you about 1100’ to work with. The area adjacent to the two track could be doable, just be aware that there are some swells and undulations in addition to a couple of patches of brush. The surface is fairly firm with the grass roots giving the ground some structure and substance. I’d agree with the other pirep that 850s is probably the minimum tire size, and prop clearance is a consideration if you land the road. You can see in the pics where the north section has been landed. I think if I come again I’d land up there despite the usable distance possible being shorter. I need to walk the north end and get a feel for how much length is really usable. It could be more than the 750ish feet listed. Beautiful place with great camping and hiking opportunities. Oh, and I left a bunch of firewood there for the next person since we didn’t get around to having a fire ourselves. It also is worth noting that there is a nice road not far away that could give you access to hiking as well. Possible places to pull off and camp too.