I made the trek up this trail about a month ago. VERY rough road, big rocks. I deflated my tires down to 30psi, otherwise my truck would have rattled
apart. Don't expect cell service, or any services for that matter, on this road. I did pass a DNWR truck and a few tourists. If you make this trek, BE
PREPARED. It's roughly 40 miles to the dry lake.
I've never been up this way, and if things go according to the DoD's plans, this whole area will be annexed in a few years. I wanted to go there
before it becomes off-limits. Realistically you can only go as far as the dry lake. I drove far enough to see it, but didn't bother driving all the
According to Google Earth and coordinates of the restricted area, you actually drive through part of the restricted area. Not much marks it other than
At one point to the west there is some type of reflector on a hillside. I tried to find it on my return trip so I could get a closeup picture with my
big lens, but the sun had almost gone down. It could be some kind of passive reflector for bouncing radio signals. I can't find it on GE:
The other main reason I wanted to go, is you can see part of "Gotham City", the urban training environment they built out there with shipping
containers. At a certain spot on the trail, to the west you can see part of this complex. I took some pics with my 400 mm lens:
You can see the whole complex here on Google Earth:
I couldn't find a whole lot of info about it, just doing a Google search. I did find this interesting article, which mentions it:
For those interested, I will be posting a video of my journey on Youtube, sometime soon.
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