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Charles McNall was at Promontory Point
4 weeks ago in a C150m with 6x6 - 5x5 tires

Set up for approach and spotted a large deer in the shape of a small deer in the middle of the runway. So look out for deer and do a fly over first. Otherwise looked like lots of bushes encroaching the runway in places but nothing too bad. I didn't land as the deer didn't want to move.

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Wendy Lessig was at Fremont Island Upper
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” bushwheels tires

Runway was in good condition. No ruts. Gnats not pesky.

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Josh Kelson

Glad to hear the gnats have subsided...that was hell! Itching bite marks for a week when Roy and I went out there.

3 weeks ago
Wendy Lessig was at Fremont Island Lower
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” Bushwheels tires

A few low, soft weeds are growing on the airstrip, but do not interfere with takeoff/landing roll. No gnats.

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Wendy Lessig was at Locomotive Springs
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” bushwheels tires

Low, soft weeds are beginning to grow in the packed dirt on both runways, but do not interfere with takeoff/landing roll. Gnats were pesky.

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Wendy Lessig was at Spiral Jetty
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” Bushwheels tires

I did a fly-by and took photos. The airstrip looks to be in good condition. Did not land due to the ongoing sovereign lands discussion which will determine if we can someday land at Spiral Jetty again.

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Wendy Lessig was at Locomotive Springs
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” bushwheels tires

Low, soft weeds are beginning to grow in the packed dirt on both runways, but do not interfere with takeoff/landing roll. Gnats were pesky.

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Wendy Lessig was at Promontory Point
1 month ago in a Piper PA-12 (supercub) with 31” Bushwheels tires

Runway is being encroached and narrowed by weeds. Center landing part of airstrip is ok. I just did a touch & go and took some photos.

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Marc Lassaux was at Nokai Dome
1 month ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

Great spot. Everything in good shape.

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Tony Stewart was at Sand Wash
1 month ago in a Rans S7S with 8.50 x 6 tires

Strip is in the same condition as mentioned in previous reports, mind the sandstone "tiles" on the West side of the airstrip. There's more than plenty good dirt and gravel on the rest of the strip.

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Marc Lassaux was at Wee Hope Mine / Radium King
1 month ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

What a neat spot. Will definitely return when I have more time to explore. We went in the AM and had a breeze from the west so our takeoff downhill to the west was easy. The landing to the west is interesting with the dog leg. Will has a good video of landing to the west on Youtube if you search Utah backcountry flying wee hope.

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Tyler Gleave

How cool! Pretty remarkable that structure is still standing after all these years.

1 month ago