Burner Byway

Landscapes Sure To Inspire On Nevada’s Burner Byway | Part 2

Though the Playa has been made famous by the biggest party in the world, Nevada’s Burner Byway Road Trip is about everything BUT Burning Man. ‘Cause let’s face it—the road from Reno to the Black Rock Desert and beyond is loaded with some of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48, surreal landscapes, natural hot springs, some of the darkest designated skies in America, ancient rock carvings, and larger-than-life open air installations inspired by this very place itself. It’s no coincidence that thousands of people make the annual pilgrimage “home” to the Black Rock each year to hit the reset button and grab onto a caliber of freedom found nowhere else. Freedom is in this desert. Always here, open, and waiting along the #BurnerByway.

Episode II picks up where we left off at Pyramid Lake, further up the Burner Byway road trip in Gerlach. We begin by chatting with Friends of Black Rock, who lends fascinating insight on the open air installation at Guru Road, as well as the founders of Planet X Pottery—both of whom were inspired by the beauty of the Black Rock to create their work. From there, we sling back some of Bruno’s famous ravioli and a picon punch or two, explore Fly Geyser, and get a glimpse of how vastly spectacular all 799k acres of Black Rock Desert truly is.

This podcast was produced by Fil Corbitt of Van Sounds. Intro music in this episode is a song called “Everything in the Desert Wants to Kill You” by Reno artist Rob Ford Explorer. The outro was by Reno artist People With Bodies.