Steamboat Mountain Trail Restoration and Kiosk Install

Photo Credit: Chris Cutshaw

Join us in the Black Rock Desert on Saturday, June 5th! This single-day project will involve maintaining/restoring the Steamboat Mountain Trail, cleaning up trash, and placing interpretive kiosk/signage in the area. Steamboat Mountain has a short, 0.25 trail up to the top, allowing visitors a panoramic view of the playa and surrounding mountain ranges. There will be no group camping trip associated with the project, but you are welcome and encouraged to camp out on your own. This will be a great project for those people looking for an excuse to get out and camp in the beautiful Black Rock Desert while spending Saturday morning giving back with a community of volunteers. 


Difficulty: Easy. Great project for families or those looking for easier work. There will be a handful of difficult/strenuous tasks, but there will be jobs available for all skill levels. It may not be appropriate for children under 12. 

Date/Time: Saturday, June 5th, 9 am to early afternoon

Location: Steamboat Mountain, Black Rock Desert. An exact meeting location will be sent to those who RSVP

Travel: There will be no rides offered by FNW for this project. The drive does not require a 4-wheel drive vehicle but will involve traveling on maintained gravel roads and a short distance on dirt roads. 

What to Bring: Plenty of water. Food: snacks and lunch. Sunscreen. Long Pants, sturdy shoes, and a long-sleeved shirt. A great attitude! FNW will provide tools, gloves, and any other safety gear. 

Group Camping: There will be no official group camp for this project. Participants are welcome and encouraged to camp on their own (it's public land after all!)

COVID Policies: (These policies are subject to change, those who RSVP will be notified of any changes)

  • Bring a Mask. Participants are required to wear a mask when congregating/signing in and when gathered 6 ft or less from other participants. 
  • Hand Sanitizer and a handwashing station will be available 
  • If you are sick, have tested positive for COVID, or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, please stay home. 
  • If you test positive for COVID within 14 days of this project, please notify our staff


RSVP Required to participate

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June 05, 2021 at 9:00am - 2pm
Steamboat Mountain, Black Rock Desert
Gerlach, NV
United States
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Chris Cutshaw · · 775-324-7667
Kevin Williams Louis Bubala Edo Vanderzee

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Edo Vanderzee

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