Timing on leaving Reno for the Playa

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Timing on leaving Reno for the Playa

Post by geospyder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:53 am

Prior years we always left a few hours before sunrise on Monday morning. Last year we had early entry so there was no problem getting in - no line. This year we do not have early entry. Since the gate opens at 6pm on Sunday evening we want to leave Sunday afternoon. What would be a good time to leave from Reno to join the line for the Playa and not arrive too early getting us turned back? Would 2pm be too early to depart Reno?
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Re: Timing on leaving Reno for the Playa

Post by junglesmacks » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:57 pm

My general rule of thumb that I've always used with great success is to shove off from metro Reno exactly 3 hours from when you want wheels to hit dust. Works every time +/- 10 minutes.. I swear.

I'm usually timing it to hit gate exactly at open, too. YMMV.
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Re: Timing on leaving Reno for the Playa

Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:18 pm

yeah 3 hours sounds better than 4 hours to leave before the gate opens. 4 hours before may but you there a little to early.
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