In my spare time, I am an activist for UFO disclosure and a strong believer in extraterrestrial visitations of Earth. In fact, I've actually had some experiences with ET visitation myself.
Anyways, if and when I ever have the time to take a trip to Nevada, I have considered taking a hike up a mountain called Tikaboo Peak. It's a somewhat difficult hike, but as a young guy whose in reasonably good condition, not something that I would be unable to do. Especially as I'd plan on spending the night at the summit. I also have some 70 millimeter binoculars that I would take to the summit with me. I also would bring a digital camera that I'd attach to the tripod as well as a small backpacking tent to spend the night up there. While I would be up there, I would take photographs of Area 51 from Tikaboo peak. Perhaps, I would even capture undeniable photographic evidence of reverse engineered flying saucers leaving the facility.
It actually is perfectly legal to be at the summit of Tikaboo Peak. And, yes, from the summit it is possible to see the base from afar. You cannot see much with the unaided eye, but through the binoculars, I likely would get a semi-decent view perhaps. Likely not clear enough to see any actual aliens but likely good enough to see the flying saucers taxiing around at Area 51's secret spaceport. If I go to the summit (which is on public land), is it legal to photograph the base? Or no? Keep in mind that Tikaboo Peak is public land and not owned by the government.
It is only trespassing on government property if one were to attempt to descend the mountain, in which case one would obviously be arrested immediately. However, assuming that one remained on public land while taking the pictures, I'm thinking this likely would be perfectly legal. Also, if I were to capture a photograph of a flying saucer(s) going in and out of the base or parked at the facility, would it be legal to post them online or share them with others? Unfortunately, I have a feeling even if I get there I'll end up being dissipointed. Because presumably, if Tikaboo Peak is public land, the saucers are parked somewhere out of view or are simply kept underground. That would be my assumption, but who knows, maybe I'd be able to photograph something truly incredible from the summit of Tikaboo Peak (public land and not government property). Just checking to see if this would be legal.