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Much of this day will be spent underground. To avoid any awkward moments during the event, please review our Safety and Waivers page. Since this is an anniversary event, we'll be revisiting some previous mines, but will also visit new mines and trails.
Feel free to bring children, but for any underground portion of the event, children (minimum age 14) and pet restrictions will apply. Some hiking and climbing with moderate elevation changes should be expected throughout the day, but nothing of length or extreme difficulty. We will be able to walk directly into each mine. No mines will have restricted gate access. Rope will be used to assist inclines, but rope climbing skills and equipment is not a requirement. Each person should bring their basic underground safety kit which includes: Helmet, gloves, dust mask, flashlight x3, communications radio.
There will be some trail obstacles, but nothing too severe or technical. A high clearance vehicle and offroad tires are required, but not 4 wheel drive. All participation is voluntary and all portions of the trail should be considered optional. If you come to a portion of the trail that you feel is beyond the capability of your vehicle or skill level, there is no requirement to continue. As stated in the Safety and Waivers all participants are responsible for their own property damage.
Transportation, equipment, meals and supplies will not be provided. We will be stopping for lunch, but lunch will not be provided. This is not a cookout event. There will be no grill or fire for cooking. Only bring enough food and drinks for yourself and your party. We will not stop between meeting and destination. Make sure you stop for gas before meeting.
This is not a planned shooting event, but if you have guns you'd like to shoot, feel free to break away from the group if you'd like. This event will be entirely in Nevada and Nevada firearms laws will apply.
Depending on conditions, timing, and the group mood, we may add or omit stops along the route. Because of the many variables, we can't accurately give an expected return time.
If this will be your first group event and own your own communications radio equipment, please email in advance for frequency programming. If you'd like to own your own radios, the inexpensive ones used by most are the Baofeng 888S which can be purchased through the link. If you've been to more than one of these events, you really should have your own so our loaners are available to first time participants.
To reduce the amount of outside interference, a privacy tone has been added to the group simplex frequency. Unless I've recently programmed your radios, your radio will need to be reprogrammed. For those with software to program their own radios, the frequency remains the same, but a tone of 74.4 Hz has been added.
Attending this and any site group event is with the understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the event liability and waivers.
These events are always free. We only ask participants two things: register attendance by email and sign a waiver. Email to reserve your attendance.
All adult participants are required to register with a sign-in sheet of our Safety, Liability, and Waiver agreement. Copies of this agreement are always available at events. Those bringing minor children are granting permission and accepting these terms and conditions on their behalf.
Scheduled Event: Saturday. October 7, 2017
Destination: Goodsprings, Nevada
Meeting Place: Burger King. Corner of St. Rose Parkway and Bermuda Road.
1.8 miles east of I-15
35°58'40.65"N 115° 9'23.45"W
If you're new to the group, we usually occupy a few tables at the far left.
Meeting: As early as you'd like. Most arrive half an hour to an hour early.
New Radio Programming (inside): 8:40 AM
Waiver Sign-In / Briefing / Q&A: 8:50 AM
Departing: 9:00 AM
Distance from meeting to off road trail: 26.7 miles
Distance of off road trail: 11 miles
Return to South Las Vegas: 32.4 miles
Total mileage: 70.1 miles