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03-13-2003, 09:34 AM
Located 20 miles north of Hibbing,MN. 1800ft private grass strip located 3/4 mile southeast of Side Lake along the Sturgeon river. Strip runs east/west with clear approach from the east, 20ft trees on west end. 5 lakes within a few miles for those of you on floats. Gas can be provided with advanced notice(auto;100LL). Plenty of room for camping n recreation, bon-fire, refreshments n hanger talk! Hanger/shop ,tools if needed. Transportation usually available to local restaurants(3) or motel, or campgrounds(2). Anything else we can help with just ask!
contact: David Jaranson 218 969 3787
GPS coordinates 47*39'18 N 93*00'12 W
01-10-2007, 12:49 PM
01-10-2007, 12:52 PM
David, Now I know where the tax dollars are going around here! All I have is gray and cold and you get lush green and warm!
01-10-2007, 12:56 PM
Grey and cold here also, Paul. It's just that it took me almost 4 years to figure out how to post the picture of the place :-? !!!! Been fishin' anywhere lately ??
01-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Got you on Google Earth. We cross at Sand Point each May on our way to Atikokan and return each Sept on our way back to the Gulf Coast.
10-20-2007, 06:55 AM
You around today? Headed your way in a few minutes for some grouse hunting north of Orr. I will see if I can find your place. Radio freq, 123.55 cell phone (612) 867-2512
10-20-2007, 08:52 PM
Was here all day, but most of the time was in the woods just east of my strip. Saw two planes heading north, but didn't get a good look. We worked on deer stands and grouse hunted, got a few !! Couldn't ask for a better day !! Any luck near Orr ??
10-21-2007, 01:50 PM
612er stopped by today on his way home from grouse hunting !! Great to finally meet you John. Offer is always open !! Stop up any time !! That free hat looks great on you too !!! :lol:
10-21-2007, 05:39 PM
What a great spot. A guy can never have too many high quality free hats. I will be back for sure. The tamaracks are beautiful right now.
The rest of the trip was not too bad. Even after doing it hundreds of times, I am always amazed at how vast and how sparse our state is. You don't have to get too far out of the 612 area code to have fun. Unfortunately your place is back in cell phone range.
I ran into some turbulence, rain and low ceilings (even for a Cub) abeam Mille Lacs. Then, to add insult to injury, I had to land on the asphalt in a 40 degree crosswind -- 15 G 20.
After landing in a gravel pit, a couple of nice grass strips and an old mine, it was a letdown to be back on tar. You guys know how to live.
10-22-2007, 06:02 AM
David's place as seen on Google earth:
Note: This the traffic pattern depicted is not endorsed by management.
I was criticized for using a right-hand traffic pattern by a bunch of guys who refused to visit the 612 area code because it would entail talking to a control tower before landing. According to Dean (confirmed by the Rangers) the correct procedure, if contacted by an ATC facility, is to dive for the deck and turn off the transponder.
10-22-2007, 07:14 AM
Transponder? Whats a transponder? LOL
10-22-2007, 08:34 PM
Transponder !!! That's one of them thar tings on " Star Treck " or was it "Beverly Hillbilly's " ????
I'll be at the farm for opening deer, going to drive up cuz I'll have the four legged black child. Will have a beer (or 5) then, C-ya!
10-23-2007, 12:51 AM
Will do Pat.
I'm departing in the cub tomorrow a.m. for a few days of pheasant hunting in South Dakota. Be back thursday.
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