RAF Utah Liaison Wayne Loeber reports that the October 25-26 work party at Grand Gulch Mine airstrip in Arizona was productive. Four aircraft brought enough people to clear campsites and the north half of the runway. The airstrip is on land managed by the BLM, and on Saturday, Erica Jensen, a BLM intern arrived to install an informational kiosk near the windsock. When Erica finished her BLM task, she spent several hours working with the volunteers on the runway.

Perry Null and his wife Sandra from New Mexico were spending their anniversary weekend at Bar Ten Ranch, but flew in to help. “They whacked weeds and threw rocks for three hours,” Loeber said, adding, “That’s showing your bride a good time!”

Wendy Lessig flew down from Tooele, and Scott Reuben from Cedar City brought passengers in to help. We appreciate everyone’s dedication to maintaining another recreational airstrip. Grand Gulch does not have an identifier, but it’s located less than ten nm north of the Pearce Ferry Sector of the Grand Canyon Special Airspace.

Submitted on October 28, 2019


  1. Mark Shuler on November 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Way to go Wayne and fellow RAFers. Grand Gulch is a wonderful area.

  2. Barry J Porter on November 2, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Very cool! Great spot! We had just stopped there ( two Cubs) the Monday before on our way from Watsonville, CA to Monument Valley. We tossed a few rocks off the runway, but would have dropped in to help on our way back had we known. Keep up the good work!

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