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    Re: Calibrating a sextant scale
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Dec 3, 07:13 -0700

    
    On Dec 2, 2007, at 9:30 PM, frankreed{at}HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    
    > Do you know if one would need special permission to go out onto the
    > flats west of
    > Great Salt Lake and drive posts into the ground? Or any of the So
    > Cal lakebeds?
    
    The Great Salt Lake is accessible near an exit of I-80 just east of
    Wendover, the border of UT and NV.  A friend of mine just drove his
    family in their Suburban out into it all with no problems.  I am not
    sure about the driving of posts into the ground... but I doubt that
    anyone would mind if you removed them after the exercise.  It does
    sounds like a good spot.
    
    There is a popular lake bed just south of Las Vegas where the "Burning
    Man Festival" is held every year.  People are there messing about more
    and more.  That may work as well.
    
    There are some other dry lake beds in the Mojave desert of Southern
    California, and many more in Nevada and in parts of Western Utah.
    
    Thanks for the info Frank!
    
    Dan
    
    
    
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