Come take a 4-minute flight in Barron Hilton's hot air balloon with Pilot Jack
Waltz and Joe Pickett over Nevada's Black Rock Desert. This strange and
beautiful landscape will be the backdrop for your flight as you float over an
ancient dry lake bed surrounded by rugged mountains. Geologists refer to the
lake bed as a "playa," which means beach in Spanish. This playa of silt (dry
mud) extends, in some places, into the earth to a depth of more than 1 mile
before hitting bedrock. The desert is over 100 miles long, and is one of the
flattest places on earth.