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18 SF-SL Mogul

GPS: 39.510018, -119.922404

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NEVADA:  Washoe County

18 SF-SL Mogul, site No. 18 on the San Francisco-Salt Lake airway

GPS: 39.510018, -119.922404

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921, Between SLC + 437 RENO segment and REN + 025. Truckee
U. S. Post Office pilots

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
Route established July 1, 1927
San Francisco-Salt Lake airway
San Francisco -Reno section
Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927


Observations and Notes

The Mogul Arrow is located on public land owned by the City of Reno, and is open to hiking.  To access the public land we had to park in a residential area east of the arrow.  There is a public access gate this area.  My wife stayed with the car while I hiked in. 

It took a little over and hour to reach the arrow, on an uphill grade.  It was not a difficult hike, as the grade was only slight to moderate.  The arrow is located on a bluff overlooking I-80.  The arrow points to Reno, Nevada, which can be seen in the distance.  The tail of the arrow points to Boomtown, which was only a mile or two away. 

The arrow is complete, but in poor condition with numerous cracks.  The arrow is 57 feet in length.  The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 83° (E), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 83° (E).
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

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