Gerlach Travel Guide

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Gerlach Restaurants

  • Bruno's Restaurant, one of...

    by melanotheos Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Bruno's Restaurant, one of three I believe...
    Although I have never been there, after being in the desert for a week with no running water and nothing but canned food, I'm sure that Bruno's is the absolute bomb.

    Favorite Dish: The ravioli is rumored to be good from various acquantances of mine.

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Gerlach Warnings and Dangers

  • Emergency water is a necessity...

    by melanotheos Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Emergency water is a necessity as well as a first aid kit, extra clothing and the like. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition before traversing this place. The northwest section of Nevada is one of the most remote and sparsely populated areas in the United States, and the weather is extreme, from freezing conditions in winter to well over 100 degrees in summer. Also, if you ignore the speed limits in populated areas there is a good chance the local police will get you, especially if it's Reservation police. Most towns have their schools right up next to the highways - 15 MPH means 15 MPH.

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    Saving The Historic Water Tower

    by mcpangie Written Feb 1, 2004

    Favorite thing: Community members are trying to raise $50,000 to save the water tower. I noticed that it is caving in at the top. Donations are accepted at local businesses according to the sign on the fence, and across the street you could purchase a t-shirt.

    Gerlach Water Tower Park
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  • Every year, thousands of...

    by melanotheos Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Every year, thousands of people pass through Gerlach on their way to the annual Burning Man festival. Gerlach is the gateway to the Black Rock Desert Playa, a huge alkaline dry lakebed that is one of the emptiest and flattest expanses on the place of the planet. Every year for the space of a week ending Labor Day weekend, 20,000 people converge on this place to create a temporary community, Black Rock City, Nevada's 5th largest city, dwarfing nearby Gerlach's population of approximately 250.

    Definitely check out the Playa, if not the Burning Man festival. Nothing lives there, nothing grows, just what seems like a billion square miles of cracked dry alkaline mud. No cactus, no rock, no animals, no plants, no wife, no horse, no mustache. It's a terrestrial void and must be experienced.

    Fondest memory: The taxidermist's shop is great. Reminds me of the laughing moose head in Evil Dead 2.

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