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Postby goathead » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:01 am

looks like it might be developed into a resort.

wonder if they are going to offer shuttle service back and forth to the BRC?

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Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:27 am

What's Fly Geyser?

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Postby teardropper » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:27 am

This:

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It's just a bit north of BRC. Man made from a drilling accident and spouting ever since. Quite stunning.
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Postby Thecatman » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:30 am

But it can only be viewed legaly from the highway.
A good pair of binoculars are helpful.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:31 am

one of my campmates has something to do with the group wanting to make the resort.......
I don't know much about it, but, I'll see if he'll share his knowledge.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:37 am

Yeah, I have seen it... by binocs.

At Rendezvous on the Black Rock they have offered tours of it. I think they were $50. I've not gone.
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Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:45 am

WOW. That picture almost doesn't look real. If it really looks like that in person, it would definitely be worth seeing.

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Postby Risky » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:58 am

I've been wanting to visit Fly Geyser.
Does the family still sometimes offer tours of the property?
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Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:59 am

Risky wrote:I've been wanting to visit Fly Geyser.
Does the family still sometimes offer tours of the property?


Hey Risky, sorry I missed you at the meet-n-greet. I heard you were there, but must have left before I got there. Hope to see you next year!

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Postby Thecatman » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:02 am

I heard that tour during the rendezvous were on a lottery or drawing basis.

JK, I've never seen it close up, but, it does'nt look anything like that while viewing it through binoculars from the highway. It was featured on Wild Nevada, a travel show that used to be on Sunday evenings on the local pbs station, and it looked like the picture.
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Postby Sail Man » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:03 am

Man made from a drilling accident? Were they drilling through the rock formations? Or are they the result of the accident?

And I agree with JK, they do look rather stunning, and beautiful. It would be cool to see up close.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:43 am

Risky wrote:I've been wanting to visit Fly Geyser.
Does the family still sometimes offer tours of the property?


Yeah, Risky, they do. Like I said, at Rendezvous tours were offered. I just didn't want to pay so much to see it.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:54 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgVuOmx59gM

A nice look at it.

http://www.cmdrmark.com/20034.html

...and a little something about it.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:37 pm

Sail Man wrote:Man made from a drilling accident? Were they drilling through the rock formations? Or are they the result of the accident?

I would guess the result of the accident; the hot water dissolving minerals on the way up out of the earth and those same minerals precipitating quite quickly when they hit the cold air. The same process (with water, not air) makes those underwater "smokers."
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Postby Isotopia » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:25 pm

That picture almost doesn't look real. If it really looks like that in person, it would definitely be worth seeing.


It is unreal. It does look like that. It doesn't look like that after several thousand people have been there for a day and stir up all the soft mud at the bottom of the six (seven?) different pools which are fed by the waters though.

The property has been closed for years and as I understand it family squabbles resulted in the property being placed into probate or some other legal limbo until a final resolution could come about.

I can tell you it is one hell of a place to go swimming in the summer under a full moon.
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Postby teardropper » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:03 pm

Yes, that's true, closed. Except for the tours, and there may be others, offered the last couple years at Friends of Black Rock/High Rock Rendezvous in the spring on the Black Rock Desert.

Maybe now it will be open more. Was this link posted?

http://gotgeysers.com/1901.html
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Postby teardropper » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:48 am

jkisha wrote:WOW. That picture almost doesn't look real. If it really looks like that in person, it would definitely be worth seeing.

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Well, the pic is kind of not real. It has been enhanced somewhat, got real good Kodachrome colors.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:03 am

It was designed by the folks at Disneyland Imagineering studio.

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Postby gunsmith » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:37 pm

apparently, from what I've heard, it was accidentally drilled by a farmer looking for water-along time ago. the water is a perfect temp for swimming ( in the outer pools that is ) but close to the geyser itself is really slippery/muddy.

One rumor says resort- but I know a few property owners in the area and they would have to be informed and as yet no permits have been applied for,
The other rumor is the owners of Fly Geyser are looking to inflate their land value in order to bargain with BLM for other land to develop.
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Postby Token » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:01 pm

The BORG was interested in buying Fly Ranch last year. Wonder if it went anywhere.

Here is the blog post with some nice pics.

http://blog.burningman.com/eventshappen ... ans-plans/
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Postby geospyder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:55 pm

A few years back I took a class on the history of the Black Rock Desert. Part of the class was a field trip that included Fly Geyser. We got up close and personal with the geyser. The area at the base is very slippery and slimy but absolutely fascinating. Glad I was wearing water proof hiking boots. And yes, the colors are brilliant.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:18 pm

I love the way they look like a collection of stubby dwarf phalluses.
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Postby geospyder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:46 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I love the way they look like a collection of stubby dwarf phalluses.

...with warts :evil:
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Postby velocirafter » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:15 am

Token wrote:The BORG was interested in buying Fly Ranch last year. Wonder if it went anywhere.

Here is the blog post with some nice pics.

http://blog.burningman.com/eventshappen ... ans-plans/


Am I right in saying that they want fly geyser more as a tourist centre than somewhere to hold the actual event?
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Postby Isotopia » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:31 am

It'll not be used to hold the event. The size of the property is but a fraction of the size of the current event boundary.

Not likely to be a tourist center either. I've heard unofficially that the site is envisioned to be a place to hold retreats, meetings, gatherings, etc on a smaller, more intimate scale. Owning that property also invests the owner/tenants with a good deal of local clout insofar as community input the next time some large out-of-state entity wants to build a coal fired power plant. The last plan to build one suggested a very real potential for disruption of water tables in and around the playa edge which is where the hot springs are located.

The area is a significant flyway resting area for migrating birds from around the world. I just don't see this as something that would be exploited by building a large, grandiose facility for the sake of a tourist attraction.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:51 pm

geospyder wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I love the way they look like a collection of stubby dwarf phalluses.

...with warts :evil:

Honey, dwarfs are way passed the mere "ribbed for her pleasure."
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Re: Fly Geyser

Postby user2346 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:36 pm

A lot of the locals in the gerlach & empire metroplex have been hearing this rumor has well. The land includes the Hualapai Flat

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Re: Fly Geyser

Postby user2346 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:31 am

seems like the borg owns it now
http://flyranchproject.org/
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Re: Fly Geyser

Postby goathead » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:10 am

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Re: Fly Geyser

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:12 am

dont worry goathead, they are building a fruit cocktail wrestling pit, Olympic Sized...



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