Mackie Ranch lies at 5,642 elevation a few miles south of Enterprise, Utah surrounded by the Dixie National Forest. Owner Justin Mackie opened the airstrip for public use. Mackie, a supporter of both the RAF and Utah Back Country Pilots (UBCP), has cleared room for aircraft parking, a porta-potty and fire ring. Now he is creating a camping area among junipers in the scenic valley, that now has a composting toilet.
RAF/UBCP volunteers hauled the unit in and installed it in April. RAF and UBCP supporter Gordon Rock had designed and built it as a suitable facility for backcountry use. The structure is sided with wood and metal that will weather to a natural patina that blends in with natural surroundings.
Submitted on May 12, 2022.