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2017 California – Nevada Trip

2017 California – Nevada Trip  February 14-19th

This trip had two objectives: 1: Photograph Yosemite “Firefalls” 2: Be in the taping of Whose Line Is It Anyways for the second year in a row.
A side objective was to visit as many Paranormal Locations as possible

2017 California / Nevada Trip Summary

1. Saw some things and did some stuff
2. 1,938 miles on the rental in 4.5 days
3. From 88 degrees in the desert to snow at least 15 feet deep in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
4. 40GB approx of photos
5. I’ve spent more time in the Vegas airport then I did in Vegas itself.

Only took 50 minutes to drop off car rental, take shuttle, checkluggages and TSA pre check was like 5 minutes and already at gate an hour early.

Fly to Vegas

Rental Car Pick-up:

Tue Feb 14, 2017 – 9:00 AM


Sun Feb 19, 2017 – 12:00 PM

Rental location:

Advantage Rent-A-CarMcCarran Intl Airport (LAS)7135 Gilespie Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119On Airport

Get photos of the Las Vegas Sign and some of the strip

3 hours death valley stop and get photos of

Amargosa Opera House and Hotel  Paranormal location (Tour)

Furnace Creek temp sign

Badwater Basin Salt Flats, the -282 feet below seas level


FEB 14

Sunny 81°50° 0% NNW 6 mph 16%
4 of 10 6:36 am 5:28 pm 9:25 pm 8:47 am
Mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.


Need to leave by 2:30 pm to make it in time to Queen Mary (317 miles) 5 hours drive

1126 Queens Highway • Long Beach, CA 90802


Queen Mary Paranormal Ship Walk – General Admission:
Hours: SUN-THURS 8-10PM. Also available FRI-SAT 9:30PM-11:30PM (limited capacity).
Parking: $18/day, $22/overnight, $27/valet parking (Subject to change based on Special Event schedule here.)
Reservations are recommended. Walk-ups are welcome, but NOT guaranteed. All tours have a capacity limit due to safety reasons. Recommended for guests at least 16 years of age. Parental Guidance is strongly recommended

LA maybe stuff

Maybe an improv show?

HOLLYWOOD POST 43, 2035 NORTH HIGHLAND AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90068-3296  (Paranormal Location)

In order to insure your place, you must confirm your reservation
AFTER 8pm, the night before the show.
PLEASE CALL: 818-985-8811

CALL AFTER 8PM ON Tuesday, Feb 14th AND
NO LATER THAN 9AM ON Wednesday, Feb 15th.

There will be a recording — PLEASE SAY:

“This is the T. Hawk group. There will be 1 people attending
the Whose Line Is It Anyway? w/Aisha Tyler with a 4:30 PMstudio arrival.”

Once you’ve done that, your name will be put on the Studio Security list. Don’t be late and make sure to cancel if you are not coming by calling the above number.

Queen Mary Hotel

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach 90802

Wednesday, February 15th


FEB 15

Mostly Sunny 79°57° 0% WSW 4 mph 36%
4 of 10 6:37 am 5:37 pm 10:24 pm 9:26 am
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 79F. Winds light and variable.


10am  1 hour from Long Beach

Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Keep in mind 2 hour drive in traffic to Raleigh Studios

Arrive around 1:00  Texas de Brazil, 13772 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602



“Whose Line Is It Anyway? w/Aisha Tyler”
Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 04:30 PM

Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave Hollywood.

Knights Inn Palmdale Lancaster Area
130 E Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale , CA , United States


Thursday, February 16th

See fault PELONA VISTA PARK and near California Aqueduct

Sign for fault

13046-13048 Pallet Creek Rd

Pearblossom, CA 93553

34.458328, -117.892960

8am leave 3.5 hours to San Andreas Fault under bridge  – San A70585 Parkfield-Coalinga Rd San Miguel, CA 93451 35.895191, -120.434292

A series of six earthquakes occurred in Parkfield at roughly 22-year intervals between 1857 and 1966. Another strong seismic event was predicted for the early 1990s. This led to the installation of a wide variety of instruments by the United States Geological Survey and a variety of other partners at Parkfield. But the next strong seismic event did not come until the 2004 magnitude 6.0 event. Note the extra wide supports under the bridge that have helped the structure survive. The far (Pacific) side has shifted more than 5 feet (1.5 m) relative to the North American Plate since the bridge was constructed in 1936.

USGS Earthquake Monitoring Site

70578 Parkfield-Coalinga Rd, Parkfield, CA 93451

Leave no later than noon for Yosemite National Park for horsetail falls sunset  (4 hour drive)


FEB 16

Snow 27°18° 100% SSW 9 mph 97%
2 of 10 6:46 am 5:38 pm 11:29 pm 10:01 am
Cloudy with snow. High 27F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches.


Sunset for Yosemite 5:39pm

Possible spot to photograph from El Capitan Picnic Area   

37.7283N 119.6197W (Picnic area)

There are two popular places to photograph Horsetail Fall. To get to the picnic area beneath El Capitan, drive west on Northside Drive; about a mile-and-half beyond Yosemite Lodge, look for a loop road to a marked picnic area on your right. Once you park, hunt around for the vantage point that suits you. You can shoot right from the parking lot, move back into the trees behind the parking lot, or walk to the small clearing just a little east of the parking lot.

37.7282N 119.6073W (Southside Drive)

While it appears that vantage point for the above image was at eye-level with the top of the fall, I’m actually standing on the valley floor, at the river’s edge. This location is across the river and upstream from the picnic area, on Southside Drive, about 3/4 mile west of the Swinging Bridge parking lot. It’s a nice perspective, but there isn’t nearly as much parking here, nor is there room for very many photographers.

4 hours to Sacramento  – The Hub Sacramento Hotel
350 Bercut Drive, Sacramento , CA
Friday, February 17th
Sacramento Tunnels

Maybe Glass Beach, in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California

Old Sacramento Court House and The Eagle Theater
921 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dorothea Puente Murder House – 1426 F St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Folsom Prison Museum

312 3rd St, Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 985-2561, Ext. 4589

Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to weather and needing snow chains on the tires I wasn’t able to visit Lake Tahoe that evening and barely made it to Reno.

Nevada City, California

The National Hotel – Hoover’s Restaurant Tues – Friday: 11am – 2pm Lunch | 5:30pm – 9:30pm Dinner
211 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959


Donner Summit Bridge

Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

39.319612, -120.319107

West side of lake Eagle Rock
3555 CA-89

Tahoe City, CA 96145

39.108779, -120.161110
Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe NV-28

New Washoe City, NV 89704

39.185134, -119.927053


Lake Tahoe


FEB 17

Snow 38°  27°  90% ESE 6 mph 90% 2 of 10  6:48 am  5:40 pm  10:34 am
Periods of snow. High 38F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches.

FEB 17

Snow —  27°  90% SE 4 mph 100% 0 of 10  6:48 am  5:40 pm  10:34 am
Cloudy with snow. Low 27F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Harrahs Hotel Reno
219 North Center Street, Reno, NV


National Bowling Stadium 300 N Center St, Reno, NV 89501 for


Reno Arch – 236 N Virginia St

Saturday, February 18th



FEB 18

AM Snow Showers 43°31° 40% SSW 10 mph 68%
2 of 10 6:45 am 5:39 pm 12:27 am 11:07 am
Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Virgina City has a rich history and great paranormal spots too. A must see location if you are in the area.

Mark Twain Museum

53 C St

Virginia City, NV 89440


Mackay Mansion Uniquities  (Paranormal Location)

291 S D St, Virginia City, NV 89440

The Mackay Mansion Museum is currently open to the public for tours daily, from 10am to 6pm.

Washoe Club Museum & Saloon  where Ghost Adventures got their start, many places they have been too are within walking distance.

112 S C St

Virginia City, NV 89440


The upper floors of the World Famous Washoe Club Building are now open for daily tours!  (Paranormal Location)

We are offering a 40 minute guided tour of all 3 floors of The Washoe Club building

which includes free admission to The Haunted Museum

Tours are every hour on the hour – 11am-5pm (other times available upon request)

$8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-16 (under 5 are free)

112 South “C” Street

Virginia City, NV 89440

Leave Reno for Clown Hotel 4 hour drive (If later 10pm call  (775) 482-5920 and let them know)

521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049  (Paranormal Location)

Mizpah Hotel – 100 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049  (Paranormal Location)


Sunday, February 19th


4 hour drive to Las Vegas airport from the Clown Hotel
Goldfield Hotel – 69-79 Columbia Ave, Goldfield, NV 89013  (Paranormal Location)

Goldfield High School – Euclid Ave, Goldfield, NV 89013  (Paranormal Location)