Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

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Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Just_Joe » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:38 am

For those who are interested in what goes on in the desert for the other 51 weeks, the Black Rock Rendezvous will be held on the edge of the playa again this Memorial Day weekend, May 23 to 26th.
This event is typically attended by several hundred people and is a great way to learn about, and give something back to the Black Rock Desert.
Join us!

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http://blackrockdesert.org/blackrockrendezvous/

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby fernley1 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:29 am

My family and I are going out this year. Trying to decide what tour we all want to go on.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Just_Joe » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:58 pm

fernley1 wrote:My family and I are going out this year. Trying to decide what tour we all want to go on.

There are some pretty interesting one's this year.
I'm partial to the (self-guided) Geocache tour. :wink:

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Postby fernley1 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:54 am

I think were all leaning to the black rock point tour.

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Postby Hope-a-Lope » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:15 pm

It must be so surreal and yet peaceful to visit the playa when it's empty. I know this isn't the case for this Rendezvous, but the idea of going to BRC in not-late August is so intriguing.

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Postby fernley1 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:20 pm

Hope-a-lope,
I was out on the playa last weekend. It was windy, but no dust.
Its so peaceful, beautiful, we were the only car out there at that time.
I love driving on the playa, look down at the speedo, you are going 60 mph, seems like your only doing 15mph, playa is so big and smooth you cant judge speed or distances.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Hope-a-Lope » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:45 pm

fernley1 wrote:Hope-a-lope,
I was out on the playa last weekend. It was windy, but no dust.
Its so peaceful, beautiful, we were the only car out there at that time.
I love driving on the playa, look down at the speedo, you are going 60 mph, seems like your only doing 15mph, playa is so big and smooth you cant judge speed or distances.


Very cool, fernley. If it wasn't 2700 miles away, I'd be there to check out stars at night. One thing I'd like to get around to this year - ride real deep or to the fence and check out the sky.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Just_Joe » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:39 am

Hope-a-Lope wrote:
fernley1 wrote:If it wasn't 2700 miles away, I'd be there to check out stars at night.

We'll take pictures!
Actually, there is supposed to be a major event during the Rendezvous event. It looks like it will happen between 1am and 2am playa time. I read somewhere that it might be a "Meteor Storm" instead of a shower. Even at 2700 miles away, we might be able to see the same stuff..
Comet 209P/LINEAR. http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astrono ... -2014.html

"In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 24, the Earth will pass through the debris field left behind by a small comet known as P/209 LINEAR. Astronomers are predicting that this interaction may result in a brief but intense burst of meteor activity that could range from dozens to hundreds of meteors per hour. Nothing is certain, but many mathematical models are predicting that this could be the most intense meteor shower in more than a decade."

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Postby fernley1 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:35 pm

That will so cool. I haven't heard about this. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Just_Joe » Sat May 10, 2014 4:13 pm

I hit the playa last night/this morning. It's a little damp in places but easily drivable from 12 mile to Trego to Cassidy Mine

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Postby fernley1 » Sat May 10, 2014 4:25 pm

Thanks for the playa report
I love driving on the playa!

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby fernley1 » Mon May 26, 2014 2:46 pm

Just Joe, it was nice meeting you this weekend.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby Just_Joe » Mon May 26, 2014 6:14 pm

fernley1 wrote:Just Joe, it was nice meeting you this weekend.

Ditto! See you again in a few months. Hopefully, by then I'll have the concrete/mud chipped from my truck. I'm ready for a Dry Playa trip.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

Postby NevaehLleh » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:03 am

Just_Joe wrote:
fernley1 wrote:My family and I are going out this year. Trying to decide what tour we all want to go on.

There are some pretty interesting one's this year.
I'm partial to the (self-guided) Geocache tour. :wink:

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