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Josh Kelson


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Josh Kelson was at Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan
2 weeks ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Hard pan and lots of area to land. Couple wet spots around but off in the corners. The place is dry!

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
3 weeks ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Went out to check on the runway and parking area. A good dense rain will help everything to settle, but the runway is in good shape. I went out and scraped the arrow of the old paint in preparation for a weekend to get out there and paint it again. Windsock in great condition. The new parking area is amazing!

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
1 month ago

Went out with UBCP work party and drug the runways and improved the parking area by removing the berm in between the north south runway and the parking area. A good rain, and the runways will be in superb shape, currently in great shape.

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
4 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31 tires

Runways were firm and growth light. There were 5 of us that parked in the parking area and a 182 that also showed up after. The arrow needs to be painted again (next year). Runways are in Excellent condition still!

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
7 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Runway is still in great condition. No bugs today at all! Picked up a bit of trash and took it home.

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
8 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Light growth. Was mowed by the UBCP a month ago and the runways are hard packed and great! Arrow is shedding paint, planning on heading back to paint in a few weeks with UBCP permission.

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
10 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Runways where hard packed and in good shape. I was surprised by how much growth there is. There was a fire pit right in the middle of the parking area which I removed. Could use a mower or spray to kill the growth out there.

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Josh Kelson was at Hidden Splendor
11 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Went down with the UBCP work crew. Took out some growing vegetation on the runway, leveled a few spots and channeled runoff further away from the runway. Airstrip is in great shape. What an approach! Use caution and check the winds. Read the above and definitely overfly to evaluate the approach if you’ve never been.

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Josh Kelson was at Mexican Mountain
11 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Airstrip still in great shape. Lots of visitors today, nice to meet new people. 11 planes on the ground from various groups. Noticed a few other fire ring campsites that could use some ashes being scattered or buried. A project for the next time.

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Josh Kelson was at Mineral Canyon
1 year ago in a PA-18 with 31 tires

Runway is firm and wide. Upstream end has some roughness and slight trench. Use a bit of caution on that end. Downstream end is great, stopped for some pictures and a snack.

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Josh Kelson was at Mexican Mountain
1 year ago in a PA-18 with 31 tires

Firm runway and in great condition. Cattle have been everywhere putting some prints in. Caterpillars not out yet. Some cattle approached runway during morning flight out but were scared off. Repaired the fire ring and buried ashes.

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Josh Kelson was at Locomotive Springs
1 year ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 8.50x10 tires

Just flew over, did not land. Windsock looked great. Runway had ice spots and looked mostly wet. Looks like spring will dry it out nicely. Sign was still there as well and in good shape.

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Josh Kelson was at Mineral Canyon
1 year ago in a Mercedes with 33” tires

Attended the work party with the UBCP. Took out some bumps towards the up-river end of the runway and drug it. Looks pretty good. Some soft dirt but not bad at all.

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