This challenging airstrip is located deep within the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness area. The U.S. Forest Service did major reconstruction in June, 2013. There are no camp amenities. Excellent catch-and-release fishing is close by on the Selway River.
Airstrips may have basic navigation aids such as windsock and runway markers and no user facilities. Typically located in the remotest settings away from roads and communities.
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Observation Date: January 31, 2024
Flew into Shearer airstrip on 1/31/2024 with the helicopter. Crusty snow was about eight inches deep on the runway and surrounding area. Noted some older tracks of ski equipped fixed wings having been in and out a couple of times in past weeks.
Observation Date: April 9, 2023
Landed at Shearer with helicopter. Airfield area is clear of snow and runway is mostly dry, just a couple of damp, not muddy spots. Appears an airplane or two with larger tires had been in and out with no rutting. Cleaned up the mid-field dispersed campsite and bagged up scattered trash and flew it out. River trail upstream is clear of snow except few scattered icy patches. Only two down trees in 2 1/2 miles.
Observation Date: March 16, 2023
Flew into Shearer airstrip with the helicopter. There was about seven to tent inches of snow on the runway. The snow was soft and somewhat wet in the afternoon. A ski equipped fixed wing aircraft had landed and taken off dropping off two hunters a week before, reportedly in the early morning hours. River was fairly low with significant ice remaining.