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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 04:20 PM


John....ever read the Monkey Wrench Gang???......a classic
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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 04:34 PM


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I stopped on the way out of Mike's at the area I think was the old landing strip. I'm not really sure cause it did not look like the satellite view I expected. Of course, neither did the arroyo.

There were some signs saying it was a natural area under restoration, not sure the exact wording. So, some environmental attention has been on this area. Maybe I should contact someone? A little late now, but maybe they can find these scumbag's dozer and disable it.

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Mike's first airstrip was to the south, at Los Encinos, it was crooked!



Mike's New Runway was to the north, along the road to Hwy. 3...



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[*] posted on 5-2-2018 at 05:43 PM


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I stopped on the way out of Mike's at the area I think was the old landing strip. I'm not really sure cause it did not look like the satellite view I expected. Of course, neither did the arroyo.

There were some signs saying it was a natural area under restoration, not sure the exact wording. So, some environmental attention has been on this area. Maybe I should contact someone? A little late now, but maybe they can find these scumbag's dozer and disable it.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 05:51 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
I stopped on the way out of Mike's at the area I think was the old landing strip. I'm not really sure cause it did not look like the satellite view I expected. Of course, neither did the arroyo.

There were some signs saying it was a natural area under restoration, not sure the exact wording. So, some environmental attention has been on this area. Maybe I should contact someone? A little late now, but maybe they can find these scumbag's dozer and disable it.

John


Mike's first airstrip was to the south, at Los Encinos, it was crooked!



Mike's New Runway was to the north, along the road to Hwy. 3...



Once the government mandated the military at all airports and required great sums of money from airport owners, Mike closed the airport. Nearly all of his business was no longer flying in, anyway. Still called a "Sky Ranch" however.


David, that's exactly where I stopped, perhaps I didn't walk east enough, or it's well overgrown now.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 08:07 AM


Which one John, I showed both airstrips Mike's Sky Rancho used? The second (lower) one (above) is 6 miles north of the rancho, alongside the road to Hwy. 3.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 02:05 PM


I stopped at where I thought the north airstrip was located on our way out of Mike's. I noticed it on Google maps but it looked different than I expected.

We just hiked, camped, and fished from Mike's up to Rancho Garate (Las Truchas) then hoofed it down the road back to Mike's for a much needed cold Pacifico late in the day. That's when I saw all new roads cut.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 02:33 PM


10-4, the New (in 1985) airport, north of Mike's.

The road south from Mike's to El Coyote and Meling's is really for trail bikes and rock crawler 4x4s, maybe. Too bad, as it sure makes for a nice loop drive if they run a dozer over it again. Have done that road many times, in the past (2005, 1978, 1974, 1972).

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 03:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
10-4, the New (in 1985) airport, north of Mike's.

The road south from Mike's to El Coyote and Meling's is really for trail bikes and rock crawler 4x4s, maybe. Too bad, as it sure makes for a nice loop drive if they run a dozer over it again. Have done that road many times, in the past (2005, 1978, 1974, 1972).

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Yes, some pretty rough spots, especially near the upper creek crossing, looks like an almost vertical drop, easy rollover spot. My buddy who was with me has a lifted 4WD Tacoma back home and he said he would not do that road. Dirt bike, no problem. I may even bring one out next year to ferry a few bags of trash back to Mike's. The arroyo had several bad spots of diapers, beer bottles, and cans. So sad.

Personally, the less people up that road the better for the arroyo, and the rare trout. They're barely hanging on now. Glad there's another way to El Coyote.

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[*] posted on 5-3-2018 at 05:51 PM


HAAA that route Ed Hall went a short ways in his Jeep smart man turned went back. On dirt bike good rider yes fun weak rider hand full. From that road there is a old road going up to Forest just about 4 /5 miles above park office. For last 25 years that I Know only passable on Moto very hard route need skilled riders. Your can not come out on paved road up in park as of many years ago. Still fun to ride up the views unreal go back the way you came. Maybe you have the route on one of your Maps David. The road was destroyed by flood in late 70s or early 80s. For any hikers would also be great route. Don't know where you would go at bottom walking. Spend the night at Mikes then walk back next day.
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