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Old 04-23-2014, 10:11 AM
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Reno: finally getting new jeep

Moved here in late 2012 from Ohio (though both me and the wife are originally from CA, don't old that against us). Hauled our road bikes out here with us (Triumphs) we enjoyed riding here but wife couldn't handle the chilly mornings that being the nature of the desert we just didn't ride them much. Ended up exploring a lot in our 2wd pickup, I introduced the wife into old mining camp dump site scrounging (bottles, interesting bits of stuff) and then rockhounding and she's loves both!

Sold the bikes and spent 2 months looking for used 4x4's. Everything I looked at was modded by idiots (probably why they're for sale) who couldn't answer the simplest questions (what's the axle ratio, what else did you do when you put the 35's on..etc..). So new it is.

We purchased a new 2dr Sport, Anvil, A/C and hardtop. Should be ready for pickup this Friday (as long as the dealer trade works out). We're planning on going out to Lovelock to explore some areas up there where I would't take the 2wd pickup. Maybe get to Rochester or drive Dago Pass road. I'll have a better plan by then (and notify a friend, just in case ;-).

We'll wave if we see ya on the trails!

edit: forgot to mention, already on reno4x4 so I'm familiar with that resource.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Be careful when picking stuff up from old sites. If they have been there for over 50 years, they are considered artifacts and picking them up and keeping them could get you in trouble, depending on where it is, and who owns it. BLM usually doesn't let you remove artifacts.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:32 PM
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Fully aware of the legal situation regarding artifacts and the like. According to this: It's 100 years, I've read similar information from other states that says 50 years I believe that may only be applicable to some locations. Minerals on the other hand are pretty much free game (I think 250# per year per person before you need a permit)

Generally we're scrounging in dumps from the 50's/60's/70's, figure we'd have to dig waay to much to find anything fun from earlier times anyway. All we've found of interest has been bits of unidentifiable but interesting metal, and a bottle with my wifes year of birth on the bottom which was kinda amusing. We mostly just scrounge around and look at stuff or take pictures anywho.

Good to point out the rules though.
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