Lisa Martin’s Mexican Mountain Utah Back-country trip

Lisa Martin sent these beautiful pictures of her back-country Super Cub flight to Mexican Mountain, Utah. Looks like a gorgeous flight and an adventurous weekend! (slow click twice to see full size images).

Rugged country north of Rock Springs, WY

“Delta’s” been “christened” for back-country camping! We lit at Mexican Mountain in Utah this weekend!!! I’m now thinking it is the perfect early season strip for a fly-in camping trip. Some local guys rode through on horses and said we hit the right weekend – last weekend it was blizzarding and by next it will not cool to under 100 until the middle of the night. So…mid May Mexican Mountain is our new tradition!

Sand dunes just outside of Rock Springs, WY

It was a 361 mile flight for us (each way) and the view was outstanding from our Super Cub, never getting very high off the ground.

Flaming Gorge on the WY-UT border

Well, the view was a little limited on the way home as we dodged showers and low (below the hill tops) ceilings. Got almost 10 hours of flying in and now I’m wondering which direction will hold the best weather next weekend 🙂

San Raphael Reef - 2 m out

See that strip of dirt in the middle of the trees?

On final for Mexican Mountain

Me and Delta at Mexican Mountain

Found - the elusive blooming cacti

Sun going down behind the San Raphael River

A morning hike on the Horsethief Trail

A happy camper

  • Sneha
    Posted at 15:52h, 04 July Reply

    Wow Lisa!

    You’ve got such stunning locations to fly to/from in the USA! 🙂 Such a vast variety of postcard-pretty landscapes! (The scenery doesn’t change much at all in South Africa!) Fantastic photos! 🙂

    • Lisa Martin
      Posted at 08:16h, 05 July Reply

      Thank you. I hadn’t thought about that before, but it is a land of striking variations.

  • Judy Birchler
    Judy Birchler
    Posted at 19:45h, 24 May Reply

    Lisa, I know I already told you this in an email, but these pictures are wonderful. Looks like you had gorgeous weather except for when you really really want it – flying home! So glad you’re coming to Smiley Creek – can’t wait to meet you!

    • Lisa Martin
      Posted at 07:29h, 25 May Reply

      Thank you. That will be fun to meet in person. Hope we get the great weather again. I’m really looking forward to some time in the mountains.

  • christina chapman
    Posted at 17:35h, 24 May Reply

    You got to love Utah! Amazing terrain. Looks like the perfect camping spot–you had it all to yourselves I bet! I’m envious! The snow is still melting on some of the Idaho strips… But, it’s coming soon!

    • Lisa Martin
      Posted at 07:28h, 25 May Reply

      Snow in the mountains is why we decided to try south, and it looks like it might be up there later than usual even though it has started coming down the rivers the past couple days. I look forward to doing more in Utah next spring.

  • Lisa Martin
    Posted at 08:40h, 24 May Reply

    Thanks. It’s been a long time (over 5 years) since we’ve had an airplane that could get in a place like that so it felt especially wonderful to us (my husband and I). And neither of us had ever flown in Utah before…it’s always fun to see new country.

  • Neroli Henwood
    Posted at 15:07h, 23 May Reply

    Wow Lisa

    What stunning photos, what a fantastic weekend!
    Aren’t we all just the luckiest girls? 🙂

    Blue skies…


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