reply to post by bknapple32
I know someone heading out with his family for a day or two in April. Most of the regulars do not hang out at the front gate, which is probably why
you don't see too many people, other than first timers.
Bringing guests is dicey if they don't have their own ride. Look back at that dumb arse History Channel show they did a month ago. How exciting is
the border without theatrical music? The kind of person that enjoys the range needs to be able to handle long periods of nothing happening. That's
how it goes. This is not a theatrical event. You are observing, and often there is nothing to see, even if you are on Tikaboo. I do
SIGINT/ELINT/PHOTOINT, so I don't get bored, but the average visitor can't take more than an hour of sitting around the border "doing nothing."
I posted a frequency list in that thread I started with Red Flag frequencies. Suitable scanners can be found here:
mil air scanners
You can search for the secret frequencies. [Please don't publish them.]
Have you considered camping around Tempiute. You get a bit of altitude so you can see over the range. There are camping spots along the main Tempiute
loop, and some of the dirt roads. There is no flag running, though there is some F22 training going on at the moment, as well as Fighter Weapons
School. From Tempiute, you could see the flashes as they bomb Dog Bone Lake and also the ranges north of the box. They have been doing Reaper
training, flying the route that pops out behind Bald Mountain, down the ET highway, turn east at Tikaboo, over to Irish, then back to Bald.
The front gate is too close to the box, so other than bombing Range 63, you don't see much action. Actually, I never saw Range 63 bombed, but rather
they shoot it up from gunships. Even then, they action is towards the western part of Range 63 which can't be seen from the front gate.
The F22 training (my guess) would be around Revielle/Railroad Valley. They avoid the Janets that way, plus it is a supersonic corridor.
Getting back to that History Channel show, Mark Farmer brought the team to a spot he considered in the test flight path. I've been meaning to email
him and ask where it is. My guess is it was near Bald Mountain, since that is a way to sneak around the box. Coyote Summit would do. The reason I
think it was near Bald Mountain is he mentioned plutonium dispersal. That would be on the other side of the Bald Mountain