black rock rendezvous

Black Rock Rendezvous:
May 25-28, 2018

Join us in the spectacular Black Rock Desert for a weekend of camping, tours, education, service projects, and family fun.

FRIDAY MAY 25 UPDATE: WE ARE CAMPED AT THE TOP OF CASSIDY MINE. DIRECTIONS at 320 Main St. Gerlach. Site is approx 3 miles up Soldier Meadows Road.

Driving directions and maps will be posted and available at Friends of Black Rock-High Rock at 320 Main St. in Gerlach. We will also post driving directions at the kiosks at the 12 mile entrance.

Some tours have attendance caps. Sign up early when you get on site.

Watch this page or our Facebook Page for updates. Schedule subject to change.

PLEASE RSVP to info@blackrockdesert.org so we can get a headcount.

THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE CHANGING DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER. Be prepared, and come join us.

FRIDAY - MAY 25

CAMP AT UPPER CASSIDY MINE

Friday Day: Partner groups set up.

Early Evening: Early sign up for stewardship project and tours. Raffle tickets available.

SATURDAY - MAY 26

6:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast provided for volunteers
served by Friends of Nevada Wilderness

8:30 am
Kids Camp registration begins

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kids Camp
: hosted by Nevada Outdoor School children ages 5 and up.

8:30 am - 11:45 am
Presentations

  • Welcome & Camp Housekeeping – Michael Myers, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock
  • Introductions from organizations – Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada Outdoor School, BLM
  • Outdoor Ethics Presentation – Jessie Snaman, Nevada Outdoor School
  • Pika Conservation Update – Jane Van Gunst, NDOW
  • Artist-in-Residence, Artist Introductions - TBD
  • Steve Chandler - Shooting Black Rock
  • Rocketeers – Peter Clay, AeroPac
  • Dark Skies - FNW
  • Burning Man Update – Will Roger Peterson, Burning Man
  • Safety/Fire - BLM Fire
  • Pollinator
  • Sunday's Stewardship Projects Overview - Project Leads - BLM, NOS, FBRHR, FNW

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday Tours: Departure from Center Camp

(bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes)

  • Hot Springs Tour - Weather Dependent
  • Leave No Trace Workshop – (Nevada Outdoor School)
  • Photography - Stephen Chandler Workshop
  • Portal Sign Installation
  • Dune & Boundary Markers – Repair fencing at Coyote Dunes. Install playa boundary signs
  • Short Hike – TBD
  • Dutch Oven Cooking Class - TBD

 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dutch Oven Cook-off - Potluck & Community Gathering

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Campfire Singalong:
Join several music teachers, brush up on your string skills and join in a singalong around the campfire. Bring your ukelele, guitar, etc.

Saturday Night Telescope Viewing
(during quiet time, shhhh)

9pm - Moon Viewing and Messier Objects
12am - Jupiter
1am - Saturn
3am - Mars

10:00 pm
Quiet Camp

SUNDAY - MAY 27

6:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast provided for Volunteers
Served by Friends of Nevada Wilderness

8:30 am
Kids Camp registration begins

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kids Camp
Hosted by Nevada Outdoor School.
Children ages 5 and up

9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Stewardship Projects: Departure from Center Camp
(bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes)

  • Sulphur Cabin/Sign Installation/Barriers – Sulphur recreation improvements

  • Black Rock Hot Springs Clean Up (weather dependent)

Sunday Tours: Departure from Center Camp
(bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes)

  • Geode Tour: Kevin Williams (weather dependent)
  • Fly Canyon & Beyond: Margie Reynolds
  • Mormon Dan Hike:

Self Guided Tours Saturday or Sunday

  • Guru Road
  • Planet X Pottery
  • Rocket Launches (launches take place all weekend depending on wind and other conditions. There may even be a night launch. GPS coordinates to Rocket Camp available at the main camp)


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Grill & Feast

BYO items for our grill and dishes to share for the potluck - taco/burrito theme.

Raffle at 7:00 pm

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Playa Slam
: bring your guitar, harmonica or recite cowboy poetry

10:00 pm
Quiet Camp

MONDAY - MAY 28

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Community Breakfast

Open to all. Provided by Don and Carol Montgomery

Mid-morning - Camp teardown
Leave No Trace principles. Camp clean up. Pack out all that you brought in.

Schedule is subject to change. All tours and activities, including camping location, are dependent on weather. Alternate plans may go into effect.

For more info call 775-557-2900