posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 05:13 PM
reply to post by boomer135
I ran into a photographer that had worked for NASA. He said he had an incident at EDW where he angled his camera a bit too far and security was on top
of him immediately. Given the nature of EDW, it must be a tricky place to enforce OPSEC. They do partition the facilities a bit, with I believe
"south base" being the spookier area. That was where the directed energy tests were done. And of course there is "north base" where they run Groom
Any photography that is not on the net is always worth a look. You never know what someone captured until fresh eyes look at the image.
Flying by Papoose and seeing nothing merely confirms what everyone that has viewed the area direct has reported. There is the delusional Google Earth
crowd that sees a tunnel under every rock, but there is nothing like seeing something with your own eye. Google Earth has compression and other
artifacts. It is useful to find areas to explore, but you can't depend on Google Earth as the sole source.
I shot this from near Bonanza Peak. I only had a 400mm lens with me, but did look through binocs as well. There is nothing at the alleged S-4 site.
Anyone who says otherwise simply never looked for themselves or took one too many bong hits.
I'm going to haul the telescope to the peak someday. It's a wicked climb with a full pack The only good news is it has a real trail with countless
switchbacks so the hike isn't all that steep nor dangerous (other than potential altitude issues). Often there are patches of snow when hiking the
mountains west of the NTTR until late May.
The trail to the actual peak is a bit tricky from what I read. I took the shots from near the peak because I figured by the time I find the offshoot
to get to the actual peak, the thermal distortion would ruin the shots.