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A first time visitor may need a ride for this one.  If anyone would like to donate a seat for the day.  Please, send me an email and you two can make arrangements.  Thanks, in advance.  

List of items you'll need:
Lunch, snacks, drinks
Toiletries and medications

Flashlight x3
Dust mask
Communications radio (limited amount available for loan)

Folding chairs
If you're a shooter, make sure you bring eye and ear protection and your own ammunition

We will not be stopping between meeting and the mountains.  Stop for fuel, food, and other supplies before meeting.  We will be stopping for lunch on the trail, 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.    There are no restrooms along the trail.  Bring your own toiletries and medications. 

There will be some trail obstacles, but nothing too severe or technical.  A high clearance vehicle is required, but not 4 wheel drive.  Offroad tires are recommended.   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. 

Some hiking and climbing with moderate elevation changes should be expected throughout the day, but nothing of length or extreme difficulty.   We will be exploring underground.  Bring your underground gear.   

Your basic underground safety kit is not optional and should  include:  Helmet,  gloves,  dust mask,  flashlight x3, communications radio.  If you show up without it, please don't make it uncomfortable and make someone remind you to gear up.  Either we are all safe or none of us are. 

I don't mind loaning out our spare equipment, but If you've been to a few events, you really should have your own equipment.  I can't be responsible for providing gear to others for each event.  Our spare gear needs to be available to first timers.  You don't need equipment specific to climbing.  A construction or bicycle helmet will do.  A handheld flashlight will do, but you should have spare and backup lighting.  Gardening or mechanic gloves will do.  I think, these days, everyone has a mask.  

All stops will be in Nevada, but we will briefly cross over into California.  It is your responsibility to know Nevada and California firearms laws.  After lunch, many in this group use the opportunity to shoot.  If you'd like to join them, bring your own firearms, ammunition, and eye and ear protection.  

Because there are so many variables, an estimated return time cannot be given.  I do know the one-way drive from meeting to offroad is about an hour.  Most of our events end around 2-3 PM, but each event is different.  We always have a goal to have everyone back on pavement by sunset.  

Attending this and any site group event is with the understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the event liability and waivers.  If you have not or it's been a while, please read or review the information provided in the link.  

Attending this and any site group event is with the understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the event liability and waivers.  If you have not or it's been a while, please read or review the information provided in the link.  

Transportation, equipment, meals and supplies will not be provided.  

Scheduled Event:  Saturday June 6, 2020
Sandy Valley, Nevada

Weather report

Time and interest permitting, we'll be visiting:






We'll also stop for lunch and recreational shooting.

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.  If the dining area is closed, we'll probably be the only group outside with lifted vehicles.

Meeting:  As early as you'd like. Most arrive half an hour to an hour early.
New Radio Programming :  8:40 AM
Let me know, in advance, if you need a radio programmed.​
Safety/Waiver Briefing / Q&A:  8:50 AM
Departing:  9:00 AM