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  • 07 Oct 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Exact rendezvous location to be announced


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OPAL MOUNTAIN, CA - Full Desert Recon 
Saturday Oct 7th, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
optional camping overnight on Saturday 

UPDATE 9/30/17

Camping - Friday evening and Saturday evening for those who are interested in staying.

Base camp team will arrive Friday afternoon to and acquire an available base camp suitable for this operation.

The following COORDINATES are the options we are looking at:

MAIN ACCESS ROAD to the Area of Operation (AO)

Primary 395 Access         35.185018° x -117.594629°
Northern 395 Access      35.253742° x -117.611162°

Primary                               35.200306° x -117.416016°
Secondary                           35.215776° x -117.443992°
Tertiary                                35.240622° x -117.464420°
Quaternary                         35.216004° x -117.514044°
Quinary                                35.243139° x -117.422958°

How to find us: Find these base camp options on a map, GPS, or tablet. We plan to be at one of these locations. Go to them and look for Land Ops logos on vehicles and or Land Ops Flag.

Land Ops Flag

If you are new and think you need help navigating in, don't be afraid to ask for help in the comments below or coordinate to follow someone in.

Net Control Station planned for reporting route conditions, open and closed route info.

Join the teams of Land Ops as we navigate the entire area around Opal Mountain, Black Mountain, Inscription Canyon all the way to Fremont Peak and Cuddeback dry lake. There is a chance we will be scouting all the way north to Red Mountain.

watch video of previous recon (2015) in this area. 

We will be covering more ground and mapping new routes this time on Saturday Oct 7th, 2017

Teams will be assigned to check trail conditions, open routes, and terrain conditions that are favorable for up coming nav-comm and night ops. 

Saturday Morning - Orientation/Briefing and Assignments

Saturday Afternoon - Team trail assignments. Drive, navigate and report trails and conditions to net control. 

More details to be posted as this recon date approaches.

Cuddeback Dry Lake, location of our imfamous vehicle flip and recovery video.

Red Mountain in background. Possible final area of recon.

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