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Burning Man 2012

View of High Rock Canyon Wilderness Area, within the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, north of Gerlach, Nevada.


Come immerse yourself in the areas that make Nevada wild! The Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area is a protected set of lands surrounded by wilderness areas. These areas are protected for their historical significance, scenic beauty and fragile ecosystems. This area is what adventure seekers wish for. Known for its solitude and primitive lands, people come from all over the world to experience the Black Rock Desert. You can follow the wagon trails that emigrants used to cross over to California, camp-out and not see another person, soak in natural hot springs, or enjoy the playa (an ancient dried lake bed) where the curvature of the earth is readily apparent.


Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.


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Photo: Bob Wick, BLM California

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Taken on August 29, 2012