All Airstrip Reports
It had rained a few days before and the strip was dry. It looks like the 4 wheel recreation enthusiasts can't read the sign and been driving onto the strip. Someone left deep ruts on the edge of the strip but it should be far enough off to the side and shouldn't cause a problem. Not sure what can be done to keep vehicles off the strip but it could become an issue with the increased use that the area is seeing.
The majority of the lakebed was dry with the exception of a few small pools here and there. Someone has made a small rock structure at the south end of the lake and there were quite a few ATV’s. A low pass should be accomplished before landing. There is a wind sock and a flag on top of the rock formation in the center of the lake that provides good reference on which direction to land.
Runway is now about 25ft wide and 1300ft long. The surface still fairly rough from clearing vegetation. With a proficient pilot most backcountry type aircraft should be able to land here. The north end of the strip is somewhat less rough. Enjoy this great place.
Clump grasses made it surprisingly bumpy. Next time I’ll reduce pressure in the tires. Erosion not bad on last 2/3 of Rwy 30, lower 1/3 strip to east(not recommended) has significant erosion on the south edge. Take off tail wind came up fairly quickly. Thanks for the sock!
Stopped in this morning to have some coffee and explore the strip for the first time, nice soft sandy/gravel. Little rocky at the start of the departure end of 33, taxied maybe 50ft or so down the runway before departing. Broken beer bottle shards in the camping area, would suggest bringing a trashbag for the next folks that head up there.