How did we get here? Environment of Black Rock

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 29th, 2019, 1 PM – 2 PM
Located at Camp:
Run Free Camp
Run Free Camp


From where woolly mammoths set foot overlooking Pleistocene lakes to the heat, sun, and wind shaping ancient mountains today, the Black Rock Desert represents an environment of extremes… Just like the people of Black Rock City, the forces that shaped them to be where are today represent a fascinating origin story. Learn about the environment that made this hostile landscape that so many have called home from an all-encompassing natural history including the geology, geography, environmental, and pre-historic to the present perspective.