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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

trip:utah_2019

North to Idaho

June 16, 2019
Emilie Phillips

This is the 9th day of our flying tour to Utah and Idaho. Before leaving Utah, Tyson wanted to see two more airstrips — Dark Canyon North and South. We overflew Dark Canyon South. It was washed out, but it must have been impressive to land when it was usable. The runway ran straight to […]

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Fry Canyon Ruins and Slot

June 15, 2019
Emilie Phillips

To have seen some of everything on our big Utah trip, we still needed to land alongside a big river, hike a slot canyon, and see ancient Pueblo ruins. We could fit all that in one day with a quick landing at Mineral Canyon, then on to Fry Canyon for the day’s hike.

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The Copper Miner’s trail at Keg Knoll

June 12, 2019
Emilie Phillips

We chose to explore the Copper Miner’s trail into Keg Springs Canyon. It was the shortest route off the plateau, if it existed. We only had vague descriptions to follow from blogs and forum threads.

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Flight Over the Rockies to Moab

June 10, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Monday morning we plotted a course to Moab — 450 nautical miles over passes through the Colorado Rockies. We should get to Moab that afternoon.

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Flight West Across the Plains

June 9, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Sunday we crossed the Mississippi River. This was our first day into the unknown. Our route and destination would be defined by how long we could fly and what the weather did to us.

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First day at Johnson Creek, ID

June 17, 2019
Emilie Phillips

Without Idaho guidebooks, we were limited to FAA listed airstrips, trails on open street maps, and beta from the other pilots at Johnson Creek. We found some flying and some hiking.

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