Mining the big empty

Little, Jane Braxton
April 1993
Backpacker;Apr93, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p11
Discusses why the combination of sheer emptiness and history, characteristic of Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada, is so appealing to hikers, according to Tom Hunt of the Oregon-California Trails Association. Description of the Applegate-Lassen Trail; Mining interests have blocked a proposal to preserve a 700,000-acre corridor around the Black Rock Desert trail; Protection plans possibly doomed; Contact point.


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