posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 02:33 AM
After they blew by the signs, the road turns to the left. That is where the guard shack is located. Unless they busted through that gate, they didn't
get very far.
The woman in the bar said plenty that was wrong. To my knowledge, every road that crosses the border has two warning signs. [Well, someone stole the
sign by Road Block Canyon border, so there is only one sign there unless it was replaced.]
The range land is not owned by the ranchers. They pay the BLM for the use of the land, but they don't have exclusive rights to it. The land outside
the Nellis border is simply BLM property. You can cross it, but have to move every two weeks. Some of the hard core campers that literally live on the
BLM property have a simple trick to get the ranger off their case. They enter a town every two weeks, buy something, and keep the receipt. This way
they can prove that they have moved every two weeks.
There is some rule about how close you can camp near "infrastructure" on the BLM such as a ranchers house. I think it is 50ft. However, that isn't
particularly cool to do.
Here is a panorama of the guard shack as photographed from Hawkeye Hill. It is in djvu format, which require irfanview to view. If you don't have
Irfanview, install it first. Also install the plugins. Then the panorama should appear when you click on the link.
front guard shack in djvu format
This page has the same photograph in low resolution:
groom lake road
At the start of the video, the women said they were lost. I suspect they took Mailbox Road, which is a short cut if you are approaching from Rachel.
If you fail to make a right on Groom Lake Road, you will reach the Range 61 gate. That is what Jim Wilson from Popular (Science or Mechanics) did,
then declared the base had been moved.
I almost never take Maibox Road. I'm not sure how much time it saves since you can get to Groom Lake Road via route 375 in a short amount of time
since it is 70MPH.