posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 10:44 PM
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.
Oops, good point gariac. GLR is dirt/gravel(dust? something close to talcum powder)
I am in northern Canada, so I forget that other people on this planet don't have to contend with 4+ feet of snow. Or have a 4WD truck that pretty well
stays in 4WD all winter.
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.]
However, you cannot buy alcohol in Alamo. Yet you can in Ash Springs. Very strange. Seems someone has power issues in Alamo.
I discovered the free coffee at the Alamo Sinclair last trip.
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.
More good points from gariac. You may see absolutely nothing flying near Area 51, but if you hang out near Nellis AFB in Vegas, on a weekday, you will
be almost guaranteed to see some awesome aircraft.
Not sure about during Red Flag, but hanging about near Nellis on a weekend is a waste of time. As gariac points out, lots of parking at the Speedway
across the road on the north side of the base. Although, I have parked near the fence and never had a problem with security. But don't push your
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