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Old 03-06-2022, 07:39 AM
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Question Johnson Creek

I know itís early, but anyone going to Johnson Creek in late June? We are thinking about a June 26 or later arrival from Texas. We need to be in Cody, Wy. June 25 and then one night at Smiley Creek and Johnson creek next.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:28 PM
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Will be there June 19-26
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Old 06-22-2022, 08:09 AM
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Smile July Johnson Creek

We didnít get to Johnson Creek in June, weather. We are going to try again July 10 from Fredericksburg, Tx. Anyone else going?
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:22 AM
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We didn’t get to Johnson Creek in June, weather.
Just there week before last, and yeah, we got run out early due to forecast incoming weather.

I know we all love Johnson Creek (I did), but I'll highly recommend Garden Valley (https://www.airnav.com/airport/U88) as a base. Not crowded, great facilities, courtesy car, top notch grocery store and breakfast restaurant 3 or 4 miles away. Strip was in excellent shape. One way in and out, but uphill, with a clear approach. Only downside is the locals have a shooting range nearby and use it.

Plenty of rocks, soft dirt, and gopher holes at Smiley. Go over there, fly the Sawtooth wilderness, then go back to GV.
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:36 AM
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Dan, do you think Garden Valley would be Ok for nose wheel RVs?
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:36 AM
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Just there week before last, and yeah, we got run out early due to forecast incoming weather.

I know we all love Johnson Creek (I did), but I'll highly recommend Garden Valley (https://www.airnav.com/airport/U88) as a base. Not crowded, great facilities, courtesy car, top notch grocery store and breakfast restaurant 3 or 4 miles away. Strip was in excellent shape. One way in and out, but uphill, with a clear approach. Only downside is the locals have a shooting range nearby and use it.

Plenty of rocks, soft dirt, and gopher holes at Smiley. Go over there, fly the Sawtooth wilderness, then go back to GV.
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I second that Dan.

Been to Garden Valley a couple of times. Plan to go back.
The local White water rafting outfitter will pick you up at the airport if you book a float with them.
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Dan, do you think Garden Valley would be Ok for nose wheel RVs?
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No problem as long as proper soft field technique is used (which should be at all times anyway.....)
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:55 AM
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Thank you Scott.
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Dan, do you think Garden Valley would be Ok for nose wheel RVs?
Yes. Photo is Garden Valley Rwy 28, looking downhill as for departure. Even the patchy places are pretty smooth. The landing zone at the far end is irrigated.

Smiley Creek was ok in the middle, but soft, rocky, and full of gopher holes elsewhere. It was fun watching airplanes blowing rooster tails on takeoff.

Johnson Creek was fine of course.

Warm Springs Creek was good for the first 2/3, but I would not use the last third due to gopher holes. You won't need it anyway.
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Old 06-22-2022, 01:55 PM
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Question Teslin

I landed ar Teslin YT in 2019. Gravel, dirt and mud, weather got me. I held the stick all the way back and didnít slow down much until I was parked. Not one ding anywhere, thank goodness.
Thanks for the information, Dan how long did it take you to get there? Iím 6.5 from Fredericksburg.
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