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reply to post by gariac
I wasn't clear about the part where he discovers the base. Where is he located at that point, coming from what point? How is it that he's taken surprise by the base's existence? You'd figure he'd know exactly what's there before going in.
Looks like they used the spoil of digging it out to create an elevated drop off/ turn around point in front of the hangars (bottom of pic).
Hi, I'm new on the forum, I'm not able to make a new thread yet in this section. I am in Las Vegas and was planning on going to Groom Lake tomorrow. Does anyone have any advice on directions and just general information about the surrounding area?
reply to post by FosterVS
Just to be clear here, GLR isn't paved, just the ET Highway (375). And NDOT doesn't do anything regarding the ET Highway. You are on your own. Use a bit of caution on Hancock Summit going down to GLR. Black ice on Hancock summit can be an issue due to the road being steep and curvy. The road has its share of "monuments" for the victims; one where the woman got out of her vehicle and it rolled on her.
Fill up in Ash Springs or Alamo. The Sinclair in Alamo is your last chance at anything resembling coffee. Though it isn't written anywhere, coffee is free with a fill up at the Sinclair in Alamo. Just keep your receipt from the pump. I use the Sinclair if the sheriff isn't parked there, otherwise I use the gas station in Ash Springs. [The Sinclair used to be a Chevron, so a lot of old documents on the internet will reference the Chevron in Alamo.]
There are a few people doing a trip on MLK weekend, with the floating holiday on the 20th this year. The base doesn't operate on federal holidays, or at least the Janets won't be flying. The approaching full moon will kill any chances of a night time test. But for your first visit, I don't think that matters much.
Red Flag 14-1 starts on January 27th. However the Typhoons from the UK are already in Vegas. They brought a tri-star tanker as well. It might pay to spend an hour or so at the Nellis fence before heading up route 93 if you have the time. You park at the speedway. Parking at the Nellis fence line will get you a visit from security.