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Gerlach, Nevada

The community of Gerlach is located approximately two hours north of Reno in northwestern Nevada. Gerlach and the adjacent Black Rock Desert are home to the land speed record, Burning Man, rocketry and other unique activities. It's generally quiet out here but the folks are friendly and the night skies can't be beat. Come visit, explore the region, and discover why locals love to call this tiny hamlet home.

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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low single digits.
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Mainly sunny. High near 25F. Winds light and variable.
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Mainly sunny. High 29F. Winds light and variable.

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Old Magazine Articles

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Home Page | Comments Off on Old Magazine Articles

Here are some old magazine articles from Desert Magazine from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. July 1951 – On Black Rock Desert Trails August 1954 – Josie Pearl, Prospector on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert April 1955 – Lost Hardin Silver. Mystery or Hoax? October  1956 – Navy Landgrab in Nevada’s Black Rock Country November 1960 – The 40 Wilderness Miles North of Gerlach, Nevada June 1968 – A Trip to Leadville June 1979 – Northwestern Nevada’s Historic Little High Rock...

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Gerlach Soaps – Natural Artisan Soaps

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Home Page | Comments Off on Gerlach Soaps – Natural Artisan Soaps

Gerlach Soaps offers hand-crafted bath soaps and beauty products, made right here in Gerlach, Nevada. Special – Moving Sale 40% off all soaps! We asked Summer Thompson, owner of Gerlach Soaps to tell us about her  business. Here’s what she had to say: Since moving to the small remote town of Gerlach, I have had a lot of free time. Having free time has allowed me to pursue more of my hobbies and interests which include crafting. I have always enjoyed making things, there is nothing quite like the feeling of creating something that people like. I am truly proud of the products I create. The beauty products I make are made with quality ingredients and beeswax is the only animal product ever used. The items look and smell lovely while doing the job they are intended to do. Life here in Northern Nevada is rugged, much of the area is still reminiscent of older times and ways of life. I believe that the soaps and other products I offer are a great blend between modern luxury and traditional necessity. I’m sure there was a time when many people of the region crafted their own beauty products. Now I can follow in their footsteps as well as incorporate a modern twist. Gerlach Soaps offers...

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New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Home Page | Comments Off on New Black Rock Desert Photo History Book

There is a new photo-history book about the Gerlach and Black Rock Desert area from Arcadia Publishing.   The book, titled “Black Rock Desert,” is part of Arcadia’s Images of America series.   The book covers the period of time from prehistory until 1990.  The thesis of the book is that interesting people have been doing interesting things in the area of many years. The events that are covered include art from the Lassen Trail; The Winning of Barbara Worth, starring...

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