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Old 08-28-2007, 04:48 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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For years I have done a rain dance for heavy precipitation over the Black Rock Desert for Labor Day weekend. So far unfulfilled, however the leftovers of Hurricane Dean (imagine the fluffy white clouds over Reno's head is water from the Atlantic Ocean!) may just fulfill my dream. I hear Las Vegas got 3 inches two days ago.

3 inches on the Black Rock Desert would make one of my favorite wild areas an impassable soup for weeks, no wheel vehicle would move on it.

That might shut down the Great Zit on The Great Nevada Landscape called Burining man and return Nevada's open spaces to those willing to get to know them.

Pray.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Give it up GBG. They're not going away any time soon. Besides, this is the only weekend out of the year that money gets spent in Gerlach and at Bruno's.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Yup, There is a divide in Gerlach between those who make money and those who don't, and therefore are not fond of the Burning Man. But, I can dream. of glop six inches thick, and nothing moving. Of Burners incased in mud, of RV's sunk to their frames, and me, sitting up on the asphalt road with binocs laughing my head off.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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lol. i am with gbg...i just dont get it. what do u get out of it, rat?
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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i guess someone wanted to toast their marshmallows a bit early: Man arrested in Burning Man blaze - Crime & Punishment - MSNBC.com
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Nevada 'bound in 4 more days!
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I have tried to read about the Burning Man and I may be a bit dense, but what exactly is this festival? .... sounds to me it might be like the Oregon Country Fair, a free to express ones self in any way event, definitely not a family affair.

Last edited by Zinnia; 08-29-2007 at 06:18 AM.. Reason: never mind
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:33 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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It started as a celebration on a beach in SF. It has moved to Nevada because no California jurisdiction would allow it, not because of drugs and nudity, but because of the impact tens of thousands of people have on the environment. I know that it is stated that Burning Man has little impact on the Black Rock Desert, those who know the desert know different.

It creates a city in wild land, filled with urban types who belong in a city.

It is also a huge money maker, BLM gets over $600,000 in fees, they aren't going to complain. Harvey the man who puts it on pockets over a million each year from the "free spirits expressing themselves".

I have no problem with the festival, just the location.

Put it in a South Sacramento Costco Parking lot.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Nevada 'bound in 4 more days!
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Who would be nude in the desert in 100 degree temps? Talk about a Burning man! LOL


Check out this site about the Oregon Country Fair... even though it looks familyish, and they say theres no drugs or alcohol, I wouldn't take my kids... Way too much nudity and bacchanalian type of atmosphere. It is a magical place though and something that one should experience at least once.


Oregon Country Fair
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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O M Gosh....that is scary! No more pics Zinnia, lol.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Nevada 'bound in 4 more days!
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Well think about it...LOLOLOL It is a scary thought.. Course there probably are some dummies that would actually do that, probably in an altered state of consciousness... none-the-less.
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