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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Campout

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Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Campout

Time: September 28, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Location: Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Street: BFE
City/Town: Berlin, Nevada
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/E6b0
Phone: 775.885.8960
Event Type: camping, mine, tour, fossil, shelter
Organized By: Jason Gardner
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2014

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Event Description

Berlin, a turn-of-the-century mining town, is preserved in a state of arrested decay. A trail through the town site tells the story of Berlin and its mine. Ichthyosaurs (pronounced “ick-thee-o-sores”) were ancient marine reptiles that swam in a warm ocean covering central Nevada 225 million years ago. Remains of these giant marine vertebrates are on display at the park’s Fossil House, and these official state fossils are a primary attraction for visitors from throughout the world. The park is east of Gabbs via State route 844.



Please RSVP as Robin, local park ranger, is expecting a head count for reservations...hee-hee.  There is a camping fee which is under $20 a night.  WARNING: this is a very rural camp area...very difficult to locate an afternoon beverage if not supplied in your cooler.

Comment Wall

Comment by Romy on September 14, 2012 at 11:07am

Shelby, you've got to come because:

A - Awesome people

B - We're caravanning!

C - Nevada is cool

D - The park looks way cool and interesting

E - Hot spring potential

F - Maybe sushi at Tahoe on Sunday?

G - We haven't see you guys in a long time!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 14, 2012 at 12:03pm

Shelby, you have to come because:

B: Blake is coming!

E: Enthusiasm is high!

R: Romy & Jenn are coming!

L: Long distance views will be spectacular!

I: Ichthyosaurs are coming!

N: Nighttime skies will be clear and full of stars! And there's a full moon Saturday night.

Comment by Romy on September 14, 2012 at 12:05pm

Awesome Melissa!  Ok, so who's doing Ichthyosaur?

Comment by Blake on September 14, 2012 at 3:32pm

This made me smile.  Just gotta see what Ichthyosaur stands for first, then I'll make my decision!!

Comment by Jenn Frederick on September 14, 2012 at 6:50pm

I: I am coming :-)

C: Cocktail hour as the sun sets behind the mountains will happen.

H: Hell yeah, we're all going to Nevada.

T: The dinosaurs come out at night.

H: Howeling coyotes sing in the night, too.

Y: You will have a great time, and it will be unforgettable.

O: Only you can prevent forest fires. - Smokey the Bear

S: Sunsets in the desert.

A: Ancient fossils exposed for you to see.

U: Under water, they once lived.

R: Right under the surface, they are now!

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 14, 2012 at 8:05pm

Awesome, Jenn! Next?

Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 16, 2012 at 8:00pm

My friend Al gave me a book entitled" Traveling America's Loneliest Road-A Geologic and Natural History Tour through Nevada along U.S Highway 50". I'm only about 6 pages into this and I recommend it for anyone traveling on 5o to get to the campout. US 50 follows an original Pony Express Route, amongst other overland travel routes. I have driven this road many times and never stopped to understand what is going on along the roadway. I was always intending to reach some destination. Happy trails!

Comment by Blake on September 16, 2012 at 8:19pm

Well, I enjoyed the creativity in the comments above and you almost had me convinced :)  but then Blake mentioned it was going to take us 6!!! hours to get there.  So, sorry guys, I hope to see you all soon, it just won't be in NV.  Have a fabulous trip!!

Comment by Jenn Frederick on September 17, 2012 at 8:19am

The history of Nevada is very interesting. I have a book called The Complete Nevada Traveler, and it also gives info on the pony express, mining, ect. It gives a little history about each town too.

Comment by Blake on September 20, 2012 at 3:07pm
Over much hemming and hawing, I'm regretfully pulling out of the Ichthyosaur trip. The reasons are lame, (12 hours of driving and work scheduled a company wide meeting on that Friday). Sorry to get everyone spun up about caravanning. We'll have to catch up at Finnon. Have a great trip and take lots of pictures! -Blake


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