Thanks for posting that Youtube video. It was relaxing.
This year I'm doing the 'history and gemology jaunt'.
Before I get to the playa, I aim to find the remnants of Fort Ruby in the Ruby Valley, and gaze upon what used to be the 'most undesirable posting in all of the US Army". I'm also going to visit the Fort Churchill State Park site as well. Fort Churchill was started during the Civil War by then-Colonel (later Brigadier General P. Edward Connor. This was partially in response to the Battles of Pyramid Lake in May and June of 1860. There were a number of Nevada outposts, forts, and encampments where various units of the 1st Nevada Infantry and 1st Nevada Cavalry were stationed. The first troops in the area were from the 3rd California Volunteers, who were later relieved and augmented by the Nevada units.
After the playa, I plan on hunting opals (the only precious opals in the US are from Nevada), and perhaps turquoise in the middle and eastern part of Nevada.
Opportunities abound out there for a relaxing voyage of personal discovery, not only at the playa. I'm looking forward to it.
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '10, '12, '13
(lux, veritas, lardum)
Bacon is forever.
Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Division of Geology 2009-2013
I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.