reply to post by FosterVS
Actually, it will be less work for me to post the waypoints then look up the ones you listed.
Start here: N37 30 22.4 W117 11 09.3
The road turn to the right a bit here N37 32 33.1 W117 09 30.6
The road forks here N37 33 26.6 W117 06 23.0
You want to go to the right. Going to the left takes you to a locked gate.
According to my map, you are crossing onto the Nellis range on the strip of road between
N37 33 24.1 W117 05 48.2 through N37 32 34.6 W117 03 58.2
It looks like I camped here:
N37 32 30.7 W117 03 54.1
If you are going to camp, don't be in their face. I suggest camping on our side of the border. You don't want to camp next to a watering hole unless
you want to watch wildlife, or enjoy horses and coyotes for company.
Heading off again to the right (east), it looks like I abandoned driving around N37 32 45.5 W117 03 12.2
I could have gone further, but the road was deteriorating and I hate getting stuck. Note this is back on Nellis land again, but you are allowed to be
on the road. Nothing is fenced here.
At N37 32 33.9 W117 02 49.0 you are off Nellis land again. As far as the hike goes, I went as far as
N37 32 16.5 W117 02 44.8
You are going up a wash. The footing is a bit loose, but nothing like TIkaboo.
I guess for clarity, let me elaborate a it. The time I tried to do the hike, I got confused and went to the locked gate. I drove all the way to
Tonopah to get some clarification from the BLM. Fortunately I had my GPS and was able to give them coordinates. [Note the BLM speaks in UTM, not
lat/lon.] Once it was clear I was on the wrong road, and that I was allowed to be on the roads that are not fenced even if they were on Nellis land, I
went back to Stonewall. Thus when I got around to doing the hike, it wasn't exactly first thing in the morning.
On another trip, I decided to watch the range from the place where I indicated I had camped. The roads are used day and night during the flag and I
presume weapons school. Nobody from the base bothered me. It is not like dealing with camo dudes. The base assumes you don't want to be on a range
where they fire class 4 lasers. I don't think they bomb this range, but I know over the hill they do drop bombs. I've seen the smoke during the day
and the flashes at night.
Looking at the map, I think I took those photographs from N37 32 17.8 W117 02 36.9
Getting back to the hike, my plan was to follow the wash to
N37 31 24.1 W117 02 30.6 . Then proceed up the hill as follows:
N37 31 20.6 W117 02 33.9
N37 31 12.5 W117 02 31.3
N37 31 09.3 W117 02 35.6
N37 31 03.6 W117 02 39.4
N37 30 57.3 W117 02 36.5
N37 30 53.6 W117 02 38.2
N37 30 49.4 W117 02 44.8 which is the peak.
Glenn's instructions weren't the greatest. I forgot to mention I had originally wandered onto a different road going up the mountain. In Glenn's
defense, GPS was kind of new when he wrote the instructions, and the "selective availability" was still on back then. WAAS wasn't even invented,
and nobody had a DGPS pod.
The spring is located at N37 32 22.4 W117 03 54.7. It isn't much water, but you are in the desert ya know!
Planes taking on AR625 enter the range again over Stonewall. You will get your share of overhead flights, but not low level.
The lasers are infrared. They are not visible. Class 4 is a serious laser. That is reason enough not to enter the range.