Brian, I don't know where to start on your assignment. I was teaching in Filer, Id in 1959, I was working on the weekends at a service station for a man named Paul Turnipseed, one day he asked me if I would like to take an airplane ride. I jumped at the offer. He had a 1954 Piper Super cub. We took off from the Twin falls airport and flew to Jackpot NV. He let me take the stick and I was hooked. I would have never even got to fly except for some strange circumstances. I was teaching school in Vale, OR. and this fellow teacher was a war vet and a pilot, his name was Leroy "Duke" Paulson. He taught a ground school and the FAA sent a person to our school to give the test. I took that class and passed. However too many years went by and I didn't start lessons. Then a real good friend of mine, a farmer had a son that was in that ground school class, had gone on to be a CFI. He decided to move back and farm with his dad. We made a deal that if I helped him buy an airplane he would teach me to fly it. So we bought a Cessna 1953 170B. That is what I learned to fly. It was not the best instruction, in that he did it in and around his farming and my teaching, Ambulance Duty, Fire Dept. Sheriffs Posse and all the other things I was doing at the time. But in 1980 I took my check ride and got my PPL. SEL TW. As the examiner said now you have a license to learn. I flew over a lot of the places I have shared videos with all of you for a long time before I tried to land there one of them was the 1840 ft. strip at the Owyhee Res. also called Pelican point Then One day I just went by myself and landed there. The same with the landing strip at Red's Horse ranch in the Wallowas. I said I can do that and I went and landed there. I almost hit a doe deer that ran in front of the 170 though. That was close, I expected to see blood all over the windshield. but she made it and I was on the brakes as hard as I dared.I didn't use a CFI to take me into any of these places, mainly because I couldn't afford the cost. I did ride in with a guy named, Mel Tucker, To Big Creek, in the Idaho back country to pick up Jack Walker, a fellow pilot and gold miner. That is the only training I got to fly into the back country. I flew into Big Creek the first time to Pick up Jack and bring him out. I had a hard time finding big Creek I got a little to far south and had to fly north along Johnson Creek a ways to fine Yellow Pine, and then over Profile Mountain to Big Creek. Jack wanted to land at Warren to look at an old D8 Cat. I had never been there or looked at a map or anything so he led me there and I landed for the first time. ( to Be Cont.) Attached Thumbnails 1. On final to Owyhee Landing strip, 2. on final to Big Creek, ID., 3. Red's Horse ranch bottom right, The Minam Lodge upper left.