TinkerMom wrote:So, can I go to will call on say, Sat. or early Sun. am pick up my ticket and then leave
and come back Mon. am to enter with everybody else?
Well . . . .
Q: Can I show up early, before the Gate “opens?”
No one likes an “Early Emily.” Our permit stipulations issued by the Bureau of Land Management do not allow participants to arrive before the Gate opens, except for those who are involved in set up and have prior permission. We make an agreement with them about when the event starts, so if we allow people in early, then we would be breaking that agreement.Source
. . . . that could also mean BLM only wants people premeditated (EA holders) to be within the public closure area (which includes all of gate road), and event area before the event officially starts.
Plus is it really worth driving an hour or so one way, to sit in line for up to a hour or more just to get to the box office and maybe be asked to show your EA pass to pick up tickets? Then have to deal with a gate person so your car can be turned around (you have to think, stuff is set up to move traffic from the box office to the gate, not back to Reno). Or worse yet, get a ticket from a BLM ranger because you were in the public closure area when you shouldn't of been?
Personally, I wouldn't want to give the volunteers up front, or myself an avoidable headache. Fernley is a spiffy town worth hanging around in.