Seems like she could get a ride from the road turnoff, then? That way, her ride won't have to wait in line to drive to the gate (which could be a couple hours). Or just pick up a ride in Gerlach at one of the stores or stands by the side of the road. (make sure it's clear she HAS a ticket, just needs a ride in). If the ride is already set up and eveeything. Seems crazy if "You have a ticket, want to come in, but you HAVE to leave with your ride, who's NOT coming in and never had any plans to, anyway." And I KNOW I've seen people walking it, or with signs outside. Hell, if she hopped out of the car before gate, just started walking, and her ride turned and left, what are they gonna do if they "catch" her, walking up with a ticket, but no ride? Make her stay there the whole week or leave?