posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 08:48 PM
First I have to say, being extremely familiar with the local geology, that unless you have some great new energy source to provide cooling for the
several hundred degree temperatures found relatively close to the surface, and some astounding "unobtanium" to withstand the constant strain and
numerous slipping faults, there is no way I can envision any tunnel system from most any point around Hawthorn to any point westward under the
Sierras. Walker lake is fishable, (some areas require a permit from the local tribe) skiable and swimable and the shallow end is on the south in the
restricted area. The security, currently, is fairly lax, but during the early part and buildup to the current war, security and activity was hectic. A
good sized naval weapon storage facility has to have a good war effort to "rotate" it's stock, and a lot of ordnance stored there was getting old.
The same situation occured during Gulf War 1, but to a lesser extent. There are some interesting structures in the canyons and mountains just west of
the bunkers, with well maintained roads, compared to the bunker areas on the flats.
And just to make a clear point: the circles found all over Nevada are not some secret military project. They are simply hay fields (vast majority are
hay) The well or water source is in the center, and a (usually) 40 acre circle is produced by the pivot as it rotates around the center.Pulling a
stuck section out of a bog is a chore, but the system as a whole works quite well if you have large areas of land and are not limited to rectangular
farming. The water is limited to just the area the sprinklers will reach, and not much will grow outside of it, thus maximizing your overall
productivity and conserving limited water supplies.
Not trying to rain on anyones parade, but hopefully providing a different view and some clarity.