2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

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2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:41 am




It's that time again! The playa is wet now, but who knows what can happen in a month and a half ??
We had the event at our alternate spot adjacent to the playa a few years ago (best views in Nevada) and still had a great time.
If it *is* still a lake..... WATERSPORTS!!

INFORMATION HERE

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

Join the Friends of Black Rock / High Rock, Nevada Outdoor School Americorps Program, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Bureau of Land Management - Nevada in the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of camping, restoration, exploration, celebration, and education!

This is a Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Camping Event. Come prepared. Bring all of your own food and water, and pack it out too. Lodging & RV rentals are also available nearby.

***If you know you will be attending this event, please RSVP. (It's a HUGE help towards coordination efforts.)***

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
• Speakers. Learn from the experts in the region
• Free "Kids Camp" hosted by Nevada Outdoor School
• Tours. Explore the area with knowledgeable guides
• Volunteer restoration projects.
• Rocket launches (not your hobby-store variety!)
• Citizen-science Spring Monitoring - get involved!
• Potluck and Dutch Oven Cook-Off
• Sunday night Playa Slam! Bring your guitar, sing along, or recite some Cowboy Poetry

***If we are unable to camp on the playa (which is likely) then our alternate camping spot will be at the top of Cassidy Mine Road.***

For more information, to volunteer, or RSVP for this event please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@blackrockdesert.org

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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:20 pm

Yay! This was much fun last year. Planning on staying more than 1 night this year...weeeeeee
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Jackass » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:37 pm

Me too, this year I hope to be readyerer!
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Roundabout » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:34 pm

In the same category (but off-topic) does anyone know if there are specific dates and/or a FB site for JuPlaya this year?
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby ygmir » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:31 pm

lucky420 wrote:Yay! This was much fun last year. Planning on staying more than 1 night this year...weeeeeee

hopefully we won't need to change your name to "speedbump".......
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:12 am

ygmir wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Yay! This was much fun last year. Planning on staying more than 1 night this year...weeeeeee

hopefully we won't need to change your name to "speedbump".......


Maybe I can borrow some orange cones and set up a perimeter around me this year
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby mgb327 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:59 am

Just don't leave ANYTHING laying around on the ground for 420's limited ability to navigate while walking....just sayin'.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby ygmir » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:57 am

mgb327 wrote:Just don't leave ANYTHING laying around on the ground for 420's limited ability to navigate while walking....just sayin'.
lucky420 wrote:
ygmir wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Yay! This was much fun last year. Planning on staying more than 1 night this year...weeeeeee

hopefully we won't need to change your name to "speedbump".......


Maybe I can borrow some orange cones and set up a perimeter around me this year



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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:28 am

mgb327 wrote:Just don't leave ANYTHING laying around on the ground for 420's limited ability to navigate while walking....just sayin'.

That is so true ^^

The other night I got up around midnight or so to get a drink of water. I go through the living room and run smack dab into the coffee table overturning it. On my way down to the ground I hit my head on a wooden stool. As I lay there for a brief moment I wondered if I had sustained a concussion and if it's safe to go back to sleep...

Stumbled back to bed without getting a drink and put the furniture upright when I woke in the morning. I gots bruises...
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:54 pm

Ouch! Today I managed to hook my toe in the cuff and went down like a stone. On the bricks outside. Down one stair. Hit the side of the house. Nasty cut, scrape, probably some broken toes. I saved the coffee cup though.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Elorrum » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Yikes, Lucky! This was fun last year. I'm looking forward to trying it out again.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Just_Joe » Tue May 02, 2017 10:41 am

Elorrum wrote:Yikes, Lucky! This was fun last year. I'm looking forward to trying it out again.

I'm looking for a Fairy Shrimp recipe to use in the Dutch Oven Cook-off.

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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Elorrum » Tue May 02, 2017 1:34 pm

Just_Joe wrote:I'm looking for a Fairy Shrimp recipe to use in the Dutch Oven Cook-off.

BLERGH!
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Thecatman » Sun May 14, 2017 7:17 pm

Damn!
I'm off Fridays for the summer but I got drafted to drive three women to Sacramento area on Sunday the 28th to a Lady Antebellum concert that evening. Coming back Monday.
I'm gonna do my bestest to go early Friday morning and depart Saturday afternoon.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Just_Joe » Mon May 22, 2017 6:22 pm

Thecatman wrote:I'm gonna do my bestest to go early Friday morning and depart Saturday afternoon.

Do it! I'll have coffee waiting.

Everyone, this is a FREE event on YOUR public lands. Come out and enjoy them.

The schedule is out:

Black Rock Rendezvous:
May 26-29, 2017

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

Weather is always a factor, so 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.

THURSDAY May 25

Special Trails Presentation. Join author Ken Johnston as he presents an overview of the local emigrant trails. Gerlach K-12 School. 12:30 - 1:30 pm. (open to the public). Special thanks to Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

FRIDAY - MAY 26

Camp on playa at base of Cassidy Mine Rd.
(Alternate Camping site: top of Cassidy Mine)

Friday Day: Partner groups set up.

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

SATURDAY - MAY 27

Rocket launches take place throughout the day with possible night launches. Dry playa conditions necessary for rocket launches to take place.
Check at main camp for rocket camp location information.

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
Invasive Weed Control – BLM
Outdoor Ethics Presentation – Jessie Snaman, Nevada Outdoor School
NDOW Bat Education – Jane Van Gunst, Nevada Department of Wildlife
Artist-in-Residence, Artist Introductions – Michael Myers
Rocketeers – Peter Clay, AeroPac
Trego Management Plan – Chelsea McKinney, BLM
Emigrant Trails – Ken Johnston, Oregon California Trails Association/Trails West
Public Lands - Richie Bednarski, Nora Kaufman and Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff
Burning Man Update – Will Roger Peterson, Burning Man
Safety/Fire - BLM Fire
Stewardship Project Overview - Project Leads - BLM, NOS, FBRHR, FNW
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Tours: Departure from Center Camp (bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes)
Petroglyphs
Plant ID Hike
Planet X: (Self-guided)
Guru Road Walk: (Self-guided)
Petrified Canyon Rockhounding Hike: Tour Leader: Jean Black, BLM
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Dutch Oven Cooking 101 Class (2-4p): Richie Bednarski, FNW – bring notepad and pens, limit 10 people

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

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Playa Slam: bring your guitar, harmonica or recite cowboy poetry around the fire

10:00 pm
Quiet Camp

SUNDAY - MAY 28
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 Project: Departure from Center Camp
(bring lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes)

Route Naturalization – Unauthorized route naturalization
Wilderness Boundary Installation – Installation of wilderness boundary posts (limited participants)

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

Mormon Dan Hike: Tour Leader: Margie Reynolds, Brian Beffort
Lund Petrified Forest: Tour Leader: Jean Black, BLM
Nobles Trail: Tour Leader: Ken Johnston
Planet X: (Self-guided)
Guru Road Walk: (Self-guided)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Grill & Feast: BYO items for our grill and items to share for the potluck – southwestern 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 29

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

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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Mon May 22, 2017 7:55 pm

Is it where it was last year?
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Just_Joe » Mon May 22, 2017 9:13 pm

lucky420 wrote:Is it where it was last year?

I think that's the plan. The west track road is full of water like it often is this time of year (it's rutted about 12" below the surface), but there's plenty of firm, dry playa next to it.
I drove to the site with no problems yesterday.

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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby ygmir » Mon May 22, 2017 9:19 pm

we should be getting there sometime Friday...
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Elorrum » Wed May 24, 2017 11:50 am

Wheeeee! Looking to head out Friday afternoon.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 24, 2017 1:02 pm

Me too :P
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby Just_Joe » Wed May 24, 2017 4:51 pm

We'll be pulling in ~7:30pm on Friday if all goes well

I propose a night hike.
I think we can drive as close as 1.5 miles from the Man site.

A little birdie told me it's only ankle deep.
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 24, 2017 4:56 pm

Let's get drunk and mud wrestle!
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Re: 2017 Black Rock Rendezvous-Memorial Day Weekend_May 26-29, 2017

Postby vargaso » Fri May 26, 2017 1:24 pm

That looks like a ton of fun. Does it happen every year? I'm booked this weekend but would make a plan for it next year.

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Postby Just_Joe » Tue May 30, 2017 12:08 pm

vargaso wrote:That looks like a ton of fun. Does it happen every year? I'm booked this weekend but would make a plan for it next year.

Varagaso, for you, we'll do it a gain next year! Mark you calendar!!
It was great to see everyone.
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