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Transportation, equipment, meals and supplies will not be provided. 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. Make sure you stop for gas before meeting. There are no restrooms along the trail. Bring your own toiletries and medications.
We will be stopping at the Nipton Trading Post on the way in for a restroom break and for those who may want to explore their gift shop. Do not depend on the Trading Post as a good source for a packed lunch. We'll be exiting the trail at Primm, so bring some cash if you want to purchase Powerball or Megabucks lottery tickets. As of today, February 8, Powerball is at $224 million and Mega Millions is at $157 million. If any of you win, remember I'm your buddy.
Some hiking and climbing with moderate elevation changes should be expected throughout the day, but nothing of length or extreme difficulty. All mines in the area have been sealed, so there are no minimum age or pet restrictions, but please control both. As far as is known, there are no underground opportunities, but you may want to bring your underground gear in case something unknown is located. Your basic underground safety kit should include: Helmet, gloves, dust mask, flashlight x3, communications radio.
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.
If there is an interest and time permitting, you can stop to shoot along our return route. Since this will be a long trail in and out, it's doubtful many will want to make another stop once we begin the long trail home and shooting will not be part of our scheduled stops. Part of our route will take us across the state line. California firearm laws will apply. It is your own responsibility to make yourself familiar with California laws and regulations. I'll make radio announcements when crossing the state line.
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.
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.
Transportation is not provided. If you are in need of transportation, you will need to make those arrangements prior to event day. Do not arrive without those arrangements in place.
Scheduled Event: Saturday. February 16, 2019
Destination: Lucy Grey Mine
Shooting with time permitting and interest.
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 : 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
Distance from meeting to off road trail: 49.8 miles
Distance of off road trail: 23.2 miles.
Return to South Las Vegas: 29.4 miles
Total mileage: 102.4 miles