968, Black Rock Desert

The Black Rock Desert is an arid region in the northern Nevada section of the Great Basin with a lakebed that is a dry remnant of Pleistocene Lake Lahontan. The region is notable for its paleogeologic features, as an area of 19th-century Emigrant Trails to California, as a venue for rocketry, and as an alternative to the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah, for setting land speed records (Mach 1.02 in 1997). It is also the location for the annual Burning Man festival (source).

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~ by motoringconbrio on February 23, 2012.

3 Responses to “968, Black Rock Desert”

  1. Wow this is great. At least I know about Nevada

  2. Great image, don’t want to knitpick, but isn’t this a 968?

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