posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:04 PM
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: gariac
Yes, you did spot the cleared desert but now we know what they intend to do there.
We definitely appreciate the effort you put into getting those shots for us. I'd definitely go down there to get some shots myself if I could afford
the set up to get said shots and if I could get down there. "It will be a fun family vacation" would be a hard sell in my house to climb Tikaboo.
Do you think they will erect an anti Gariac berm in front of this one too.
Actually from Bing, much of the new construction can be seen. Both at Groom and at the TTR, which got a new building about two years ago. The TTR
imagery on Google is really out of date.
You can always go to the Terraserver website and get little snippets of imagery, but the resolution on the free stuff isn't much to get excited
about. When I spotted the new building at the TTR, it was already on the Terraserver, then in a short time later it was on Bing.
There is a notion that the berm by the new hangar is to block the view from Tikaboo. I just don't see that as being the case. You can still see most
of the hangar door.
You can see that hangar from locations further south, which gets around the berm blockage.
And climbing Tikaboo could be a fun family vacation, though perhaps not for every family. If you are not camping out on Tikaboo, but just want to
climb the peak to see the base, you can easily do it during the day with just a camelback, a few sports drinks, and binoculars.
In the summer, a lot of people who do camp out will just sleep in their sleeping bag on the ground. I don't like getting nibbled on by field mice, of
which there are plenty due to people leaving trash on the peak and the nearby campground.
It is difficult to photograph, but there is a sleeping spot on Tikaboo that I consider 100% insane. It is basically on the side of the cliff. If I
didn't witness someone actually camping out there at night, I wouldn't believe it. When I bring people to the peak, I point it out and they just
shake their head.