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Old 10-15-2009, 09:56 AM
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Default Needles Outpost

The strip is 40nm due south of Canyonlands (CNY) on the Denver chart. We flew our Tri-Pacers down there for lunch while attending a fly-in at CNY back in the 90's. I remember the strip as red rock dirt and somewhat bumpy. Not a prob for the sturdy ol' "milk stool".
The Outpost mostly serves as a restaurant and general supply store for the hiker and slickrock biker crowd. The non-pilot caretakers whipped up some killer burritos for us then we headed back to CNY.
I wouldn't take my "A" model in there and would definitely do some first person recon before taking a small tire TD in there, too. The strip is plenty long but surface conditions are the concern.
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