The founders of the Carver’s Cut airstrip and the CA RAF Liaisons invite you to the first-ever fly in, campout, and potluck at a brand new private airstrip in the southern High Sierras. The strip is on a private ranch holding and surrounded by gorgeous granite peaks, a stream with natural rock water slides and swimming, fishing, and hiking. We hope this will be the first of many opportunities for the RAF crew to join the Carver’s Cut crew for a weekend of flying, fun, and a little work to maintain the airstrip. Bring your tools, your camping gear, your personal food, and a BBQ potluck side dish to share. BBQ meat provided. Located 10nm north of Kern Valley Airport (L05), the 4500’ MSL dirt airstrip is 1400' x 50' with a approx. 4% downhill sloped takeoff.
New friendships, bonfires, tall stories and good times guaranteed!
THE AIRSTRIP: Located 10nm north of Kern Valley Airport (L05), the 4500’ MSL dirt airstrip is 1400' x 50' with an approx. 4% downhill sloped takeoff towards the south. There is a windsock at the south end of the airstrip.
THE AMMENITIES AND ACCOMODATIONS: Carver’s Cut airstrip has a cabin, toilet, shower, kitchen, BBQ, covered kitchen and eating patio, and tent platforms and open space to camp. There's a shooting area near the cabin, a swimming hole, the famous Tea Cups Waterfalls, hiking, fishing in the creek, and natural rock waterslides.
NOTE: We have reserved an extra large cabin at the ranch down the road with lots of twin bunks if you prefer to stay there ($20/person/night), if so bring your own twin-sized sheets. There is a large pool and two jacuzzi's there. Please call Anthony ahead of time to make arrangements.
THE PLAN: We'll be hanging out, working on finishing the cabin, mowing the tiedown area, swimming at the swimming hole, hiking down to the water falls, having a bonfire, maybe doing some shooting, maybe shuttling into town if need be. The main potluck BBQ will be Saturday night and we'd like to have everyone bring a side dish we can keep in a cooler on ice for the meal. For breakfast Saturday and Sunday, pilots are welcome to fly ten minutes down the valley and eat at the cafe at Kern Valley Airport.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
THE TO-DO LIST: Come join in together to help knock out the last items on the honey-do list including:
- leveling the tent platforms
- cutting grass in transient tie-down area
- putting the insulating membrane on the outdoor kitchen roof
- piping for spring ram pump
- finishing the cabin interior
- firewood cutting
- trail blazing to the waterfall
- possible shooting range additions
Questions?: call Anthony 919-457-2855 or Rick 661-345-7755
Facebook link here.
CARVER’S CUT FLY-IN AUG 25-27, 2017
Camping • Hiking • Fishing • Waterfalls • Swimming Hole • Shooting Area • Potluck BBQ • Work Party
APPROACH and DEPARTURE TIPS:
Carver's Cut approach and departure video -watch this before flying in ↓↓