Black Rock Desert Project: Jungo Rd to Jackson Creek Ranch Rd

Turning north onto Jackson Creek Ranch Rd, less than 100 mi to the Oregon border This year I am taking on a project to write a guide for touring The Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). While it seems to be a no-brainer that this is a hot …

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Day Trip; Through the notch, Juniper Pass, around the Sahwave Mountains

From ArcGIS - USA Topo maps, how could you not be drawn to ride through this feature? On the map there was this discrete notch between the Sahwave Mountains and the Blue Wing Hills. Never before have I been so captivated by a series of contour lines. But there it was, connecting two dry lake …

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Day Trip; Seven Troughs Range and Ghost Towns

...and the adventure begins. Toulon exit off I-80 Nevadans love to explore remote hard-to-get-to areas of their beloved state. A combination of a pioneering spirit, an abundance of accessible public land, and the potential for natural and cultural historical discovery is the perfect recipe for getting outside to explore your state. The Seven Troughs Range …

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Ride Report; Washoe County Road 34, Leadville Rd

Looking back at the start of the ride, Hualapai Flat to Black Rock Desert Leadville Road from the start There are hundreds of miles of gravel roads and jeep trails around and through the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). A bikepacker's paradise. Gerlach is the pedestal for …

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Ride Report; Black Rock Desert to Soldier Meadows Rd

I envision four major routes showcasing The Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. First is the gravel County Road 34. The road is paved out of Gerlach but turns to dirt to the north at Hualapai Flat. Then it is about 60 miles to Vya. The road runs along …

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Ride Report; First Glimpse into the Granite Range

The Granite Range keeps an eye on the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Looking forward to 2019, especially the winter months when I have more time to ride, I have proposed to myself to explore the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area with the goal of …

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