posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 05:54 PM
reply to post by HomerinNC
I'm not in Vegas.
As Flyswatter mentioned, the road to Tikaboo is not advised in the winter. I you dig around a bit, you can track down a vimeo video from jb737 that
did both the drive and hike up Tikaboo in the snow. Highly suggested you don't do this.
I have done the Powerline Overlook in January. After CES in fact. It is mighty cold car camping. It will certainly get into the 20s at night.
My point is you probably want to adjust the visit so you are around the range during the weekday rather than weekend, assuming you want to see more
than just the signs.
I have been on TIkaboo on both a Saturday and Sunday. I've done hikes on Sunday because you still get to see he Janets on Monday morning. I did the
hike on a Friday once and stuck around on Saturday AM. There is stuff to be learned about the base on a Saturday, but I rather not post it. Most of
the time I do Tikaboo in mid-week.
I have snow photos at the front and back gate
I was around the range with a "media" person once in April and it was snowing. I thought the guy was going to freeze to death so I loaned him my
down jacket and played tough guy saying the sweatshirt I had was enough. (It wasn't.) He was there in a T-shirt.
Nevada is a state where you can do stupid stuff. Assume nobody will save your arse. It makes sense to be prepared. Do the search and rescue team a
favor and don't wear ammo. While I'm at it, don't "open carry" by the border. The consequences of accidentally crossing the border with a firearm
is something you don't want to deal with. Every few years some dumb ass hunter jumps the fence at the TTR. Of course, the federal prisons are much
better than the state prisons.
It never hurts to have extra water in the car.