Black Rock Desert Nevada

Far in the northwest corner of Nevada, there’s a remote stretch of desert that hasn’t seen a whole lot of change since early emigrants started crossing it on the Applegate Trail back in the 1800’s and really, long before that as well. This area is known as the Black Rock Desert and while some may be familiar with its extensive playa and the Burning Man Festival that it hosts every year, it once sat at the bottom of an enormous ancient body of water known as, Lake Lahontan. For this trip, we topped off our tank in the small town of Gerlach and spent the better part of the day and over 160 miles all on dirt exploring tall canyons, historic sites, hot springs, wonderful geology and endless playa before calling it a day. Here are some pics from our trip, I hope you enjoy.

Black Rock Desert Nevada Photos

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