Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Groomstock 2010 - October 9-10, 2010

Join us for a free public campout and hike at
Tikaboo Peak (Area 51 viewpoint),
Oct. 9-10, 2010

THE WHOLE WORLD is invited to a free public camp-out and hike at Tikaboo Peak, the last remaining public viewpoint into the secret Area 51 base in Nevada.

Tikaboo Peak is an 8000-foot mountain about 2-1/2 hours north of Las Vegas. It is indistinguishable from other local mountains except that it offers an unobstructed view of the secret military base at Groom Lake (albeit from 26 miles away). Getting there requires a 2-1/2-hour drive on paved and dirt roads and a strenuous 1-2 hour hike to the summit. We will be camping in the desert near the
trailhead on Saturday night (Oct. 9) and making the hike on Sunday morning (Oct. 10). You are free to join us for one or both events.

This is the same hike portrayed (with some dramatic license) on UFO Hunters and MysteryQuest on the History Channel. The hike itself is a little over a mile and ascends from an elevation of 7000 feet to 8000 feet. The trail is steep, rocky and unmaintained but not dangerous in itself. The main burden is the altitude. Most people who exercise regularly can handle it, but couch potatoes and smokers may see their life pass before their eyes.

For more information, including meeting time and place, see Event Announcment

(A Facebook event page will be coming soon!)