Ride Report: Black Rock Hot Springs Loop 2.0

12 Mile playa access point What draws you to the Black Rock Desert? Is it the bizarre landscape of the ancient lake bed swept clean by the powerful forces of the wind, water and sun, challenging your imagination in ways never thought possible? Is it the artist's pallet found in the light reflected back to …

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From the Black Rock to High Points, 2019 Had Diverse Highlights!

From the Calico Mountains to the Black Rock Range I jumped into 2019 with grand plans of writing a bikepacking guide to the Black Rock High Rock Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area. With this focus I made 11 trips, primarily to Gerlach, to research routes to recommend the best riding experience. By no means did …

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Overnight; Bike Travel Weekend, Rye Patch Reservoir to Black Rock Desert

This finger of the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails is a fantastic route to the Black Rock Desert I underestimated the effects of our spring thunderstorms on the route I had planned for Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Travel Weekend. The weather triggered some on the fly changes in our route and …

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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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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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