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Wed, Jun 16



Black Rock Desert Overlander

A multi-night adventure through upper Black Rock starting in California, dipping into Oregon, and finishing up at Denio Junction.

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Black Rock Desert Overlander
Black Rock Desert Overlander

Time & Location

Jun 16, 2021, 8:00 AM – Jun 19, 2021, 5:00 PM

Alturas, 27002 US-395, Alturas, CA 96101, USA


About the Event

What: Club Camping Trip

When: Wednesday June 16, 2021 @11AM (to head to Alturas, CA). See notes below on alternate times and dates. Trailboss: TBD/Multiple

Where: Northern Black Rock Desert

Meet Up: Thursday Morning: Chimney Rock Travel Center, 27002 US-395, Alturas, CA 96101

Travel Time: Varies

What to Bring: GAS, Camera, GAS, Cool weather gear (layers), GAS, water, GAS, food, GAS, camping gear, GAS, recovery gear, GAS, HAM radio.... and GAS!

Frequencies: 146.460 alt 146.052 - I highly recommend an installed mobile 2m ham radio for this trip. Handhelds just don't have the power and range if we get spread out or separated. I also recommend a Garmin InReach for emergency communications. Do this even if you do not have your license yet. At very least you can listen into the trial team's conversations and anyone can use a ham in an emergency. Program the Black Rock Desert repeaters into your radio before you go. You'll need a dual band (2m/70cm) or 2nd radio to hit the main repeater on 440.175. We may hold an impromptu HAM JAM to help everyone get setup properly before the trip.  Use the poll to RSVP so we know who to expect and how many rigs will be on the trail.


This is a big multi-day trip! 168 miles almost all offroad that will start on Wednesday June 16, 2021 in Alturas ,CA and end on Sunday June 20th at Denio Junction, NV. The route is designed in such a way as to allow people to join up with the group each day in the event they are unable to get the Wed-Fri off or have other commitments that will not allow them to stay for the entire trip. The map below details how this will work. The orange/yellow trail is the main track for this trip. We will plan on breaking camp and heading out each day by 10AM.  Some members of Toyotally Awesome Cruisers may join us for this adventure.

Fuel pumps are only available at the start and end of the trip, so you'll need to bring what you think you'll need. Those who have larger vehicles and can carry a few extra cans should do so to help others out in a pinch.

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