posted on Sep, 28 2013 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by FosterVS
There was a Canadian mineral company sniffing near the TTR border when we got together for one of the MAFEX events that never happened unfortunately.
The crew thought we were jumping their claim. Personally, I didn't see any legitimate claim markers. [Stick or PVC pipe with film canister holding
claim information.] But I wasn't in the mood to mess with them. Besides being accused of claim jumping, groups of plane spotters have been
investigated as hunters hunting out of season. Being armed with optics, the fish and game people (or people to be claiming as such) just left kind of
shaking their heads. Nobody believes people go there to plane spot.
The road to the Keno airstrip viewing location will get you in the area of the gold prospectors.
Look for the keno route
This road has some really nasty rocks that could shred tires. Absolutely do not drive it on street tires, and tread slowly on offroad tires. The
prospectors, once they believed we sitting there waiting for aircraft to arrive, said they look for rock that has a gold tint. I'm thinking sulfur is
more likely, but who knows.
Regarding new cameras, besides the area right near Bald Mountain, there is the BEZ (Baldie Exclusion Zone) along Back Gate Road (AKA Valley Road). Of
course they have a tower near the back gate, so maybe they don't care about the BEZ.
Now one area I bet they would like on camera is the parking area at Coyote Summit.
The dudes check this place out on their rounds along the ET Highway.
One thing I have noticed with military base security in general is if there is a road bordering the base, once you are on the opposite side of the
road (as opposed to adjacent side), base security takes you off their radar. This works at Nellis, Creech and Groom Lake. Not that a bit of pavement
adds any security. Rather I think the base just picks the road as a line of demarcation.
The one exception to this rule is the Power Line Overlook.