The Supercub.org summer adventure included a flight to the Missouri Breaks in north central Montana, followed by a fly-in at Johnson Creek Idaho. Piper Supercubs were the planes de jour, although any taildargger was welcome.
Pete and I made the trip out together. Average airspeed was about 90 mph, and average altitude was between 100 to 500 feet above the ground. Along the way we camped, fished a bit, had many campfires, and did a fair amount of hiking.
Weather was the determining factor. Several layover camps were dictated because of non-flyable weather. At one point along the way I counted 5 major low pressure systems in the northwest. We were pinned down in Montana for a short while under the onslaught of a mountain storm with hail, thunder, and lightning. The planes wanted to fly even though they were well tied down. Other times it was just rain.
A great time was had by all. In total about 35 hours were spent in the air, and 3200 miles were covered on the ground. Campfires were enjoyed every night, considerable beef jerkey was consumed, and many stories were conjured.
Enjoy the mountain flying experience through the eyes of a Supercub.