Today is the most perilous portion of our trip. We're about to head to a location (+39° 59' 30.90", -116° 18' 19.32") that is several miles off the main roads smack-dab in the middle of mining country. Oh, and did I mention it's snowing??
We're leaving our nice warm hotel in Carlin, NV and heading about 40 miles down Hwy 278 before we cut west on local roads (a bizarre combination of Tonkins and Alphas.) It appears, by word of the OO oracle, that we can drive to within 2 miles of the point. It also looks like there are creeks and rivers everywhere. Our fingers are crossed.
In any case, we're packing day bags with emergency gear and water, planning for the worst and hoping for the best. I'll update FB through Twitter when I have cell reception, but if you don't read any updates from me by midnight, we've found trouble.
Reno by midnight, Baby!!!