It would be pretty cool to see if you could find a landing on that ledge half way down the coal seem...
Would make for a really visual landing...I wonder if it would be legal...who owns the land? How about landing in the bottom?
Believe me, the thought occurred to me. The mid ledge probably doesn't give enough wing clearance from the wall. I believe the bottom of the seam is wide enough to land in, but probably not by much. I had a passenger in the back seat, which helped to keep me from trying anything stupid.
I assume, but am not positive, that the land is BLM ground upon which Bridger has the federal coal lease. Theoretically, it shouldn't be any different than landing on any other patch of BLM ground out in the desert, although you would probably want to factor in the price of the helicopter rental to recover your airplane if you screwed up.
I also didn't fly deep enough into the seam to really check out how smooth the floor is. May have to do that the next time I pass by...
If nothing else, I could make my own private Star Wars movie.