The following dates are available for LAGI participants to preview the property and learn about this unique environment. Scroll down to sign up.
Saturday, February 1
Sunday, February 2
Saturday, February 29
Sunday, March 1
Saturday, April 11
Sunday, April 12
Saturday, May 2
Sunday, May 3
Groups will meet at the Friends of Black Rock-High Rock’s Visitor Center Store at 320 Main Street before carpooling to Fly Ranch.
Please arrive by 9:15 am to ensure enough time to sign in and complete waivers.
If you are flying into Reno, you will need to rent a car in Reno to travel the 107 miles to Gerlach, which takes about 2 hours. Coming from Reno, you will be driving East on I-80 to Highway NV-447, where you will get to see lots of open range, and will be passing through the towns of Wadsworth, Nixon, and Empire before reaching Gerlach.
The site walks for LAGI participants last approximately 2 hours.
LAGI Site Preview – Walk Information
Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is offering guided nature walks of Fly Ranch for LAGI participants in partnership with Burning Man Project. Our walks explore a portion of the stunning 3,800 acre property and give participants an immersive experience with a vast and dynamic environment. Participants will interact with knowledgeable tour guides to learn more about the flora, fauna, history and natural resources on the Fly Ranch property and surrounding areas.
Included in the approximately 3 mile walk is the stunning Fly Geyser, a unique and iconic geothermal geyser that constantly sprays water reaching five feet in the air, depositing minerals, and enabling the growth of multi-colored algae on its surrounding natural terraces.
We increasingly spend time in front of screens and on our phones. Some communities are putting down their phones, and we’re testing that out. Let’s enjoy the property without distractions. Let’s connect with the land, explore, and be in the moment with one another. Let’s experience the land in real-time together.
We are guests on land originally home to the Northern Pauite people, who called themselves Numu, or ‘The People.’ We invite all participants to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land. To learn more, visit the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum on your way to Fly Ranch.”
For insurance and liability reasons, we are not able to accommodate soaking in the pools at this time.
These walking visits will occur rain or shine. Please wear pants and sturdy closed-toes shoes during the walks. Sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen will come in handy. Bring water and any snacks you may want.
Local Services: In Gerlach, there is a Gas Station, Motel, Bruno’s Country Club (restaurant and bar), the Miner’s Club (morning coffee bar/snacks and evening cocktail bar), and Joe’s Gerlach Club for cocktails.
Lodging: Bruno’s Motel in Gerlach, Airbnb, camp out on neighboring public land in the area, or stay overnight in Reno (2 hrs) or Fernley. 1.25 hrs). Empire Store is 6 miles to the south of Gerlach, and has some convenience store amenities and camping supplies. The Friends of Black Rock-High Rock Visitor Center also has some drinks, snacks, emergency supplies, and educational material, books and maps for sale.
We accommodate for mobility. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-557-2900 for more information.
Read the Fly Ranch Survival Guide.
You are signing up for... Start Time: 9:30 am
LAGI Site Preview Tour Participant on February 29, 2020
End Time: 2:00 pm
I understand that during my participation in this Friends of Black Rock-High Rock (FBRHR) Outing, I may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each outing and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the outing. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of travel, and FBRHR has not tried to contradict or minimize my understanding of these risks. I know that injuries and damages can occur by natural causes or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders and assistants, or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of other reasons. I understand that risks of such Injuries and damages are involved in adventure travel such as FBRHR Outings and I appreciate that I may have to exercise extreme care for my own person and for others around me in the face of such hazards. I further understand that on this outing there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the Injuries and Damages to which I may be exposed. In consideration for my acceptance as a participant on this outing, and the services and amenities to be provided by the Friends of Black Rock-High Rock in connection with the outing, I confirm my understanding that:
•I have read any rules and conditions applicable to the outing made available to me including camping policies outlined on the Friends’ website.
•I will pay any costs and fees for the Outing; and I acknowledge my participation is at the discretion of the project lead.
•I hereby give to Friends of Black Rock-High Rock and all other partner agencies on an outing, my portrait, photo or video for use in media, advertising, trade or any other lawful use.
•The outing officially begins and ends at the location(s) designated by FBRHR. If driving my own vehicle, OHV or motorcycle during an outing, I am personally responsible for all risks associated with this travel. This does not apply to transportation provided by the FBRHR during the outing.
•If I decide to leave early and not complete the outing as planned, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to leave and waive all liability against the Friends of Black Rock-High Rock arising from that decision. Likewise, if the
leader has concluded the Outing, and I decide to go forward without the leader, I assume all risks inherent in my decision to go forward and waive all liability against FBRHR arising from that decision.
•This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain, valid and fully enforceable.
• To the fullest extent allowed by law, I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, even If caused by negligence of the FBRHR, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders, in any way connected with this Outing. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the FBRHR, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the outing. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Outing.
•Pursuant to NRS 41.510, a private landowner is not required to keep land safe for entry or use by others for any recreational activity, nor to give warning of any hazardous condition, activity or use of any structure on the land to persons entering for recreational purposes. By giving permission to the FBRHR, the landowner does not extend any assurance that the premises are safe or assume responsibility or liability for any injury to person or property caused by any act of persons to whom the permission is granted.
•I have read this document in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages and notwithstanding such risks, I agree to participate In the Outing.