2017 Playa Conditions

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Ratty » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:13 pm



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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by pink » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:07 pm

Hey Joe, do you go up there every weekend? I moved to Stagecoach, NV so I'm only about an hour drive from the playa. Would love to go up some weekend.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Just_Joe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:01 am

pink wrote:Hey Joe, do you go up there every weekend? I moved to Stagecoach, NV so I'm only about an hour drive from the playa. Would love to go up some weekend.
Hiya Pink! Welcome to NV, you're just down the road from us. We would have grabbed you for our trip last Thursday had I known.
Now that it's hot, we'll be headed to the Sierras more than the Playa. The next fer sure overnight will be Aug14? for the Friends of Black Rock Perseid's Meteor Shower campout. PM me for coffee or a cocktail next time you're in town (Carson City).

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by EGAZ » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:52 pm

This was posted on the Juplaya FB page. Even though the water was only a few inches deep at this time, the amount of water that is moved by the wind is mind boggling.
Credit: Friends of Black Rock, Juplaya FB page.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Elliot » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:05 am

Looking forward to updated reports.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by caffeineslinger » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:21 am

I didn't go but apparently some people got stuck...

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by TT120 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:45 pm

Thanks for the ruts douche canoe bus driver.......
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:31 pm

caffeineslinger wrote:I didn't go but apparently some people got stuck...

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WTF dude?

What part of big heavy bus and Playa mud confused you? Looks like the kind of person who attempts to drive through a "dry" wash in a rainstorm.

I hope BLM gave him a little shovel & made him fill in his ruts before leaving.

I hear it was still pretty wet. Now we know.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Sham » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:32 pm

I hope the bus is still there in 6 weeks, so we can mock the driver ourselves. 8)

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Elliot » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:04 pm

He took that all the way to the Playa to sink it? I did the same with Millicent the Blue Bird in my own back yard a couple months ago, and bent the bumper in the process. Amateur. :P

(Wanted to buy; Blue Bird school bus rear bumper.) :wink:

By the way.... In BRC, I usually park Millicent on four thick slabs of plywood, just in case of a deluge.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:09 pm

Elliot wrote:He took that all the way to the Playa to sink it? I did the same with Millicent the Blue Bird in my own back yard a couple months ago, and bent the bumper in the process. Amateur. :P

(Wanted to buy; Blue Bird school bus rear bumper.) :wink:

By the way.... In BRC, I usually park Millicent on four thick slabs of plywood, just in case of a deluge.
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I wash everyone was as concerned about protecting the Playa from their vehicles rather than protecting their vehicles from the Playa. Both are important but one gets little thought.

Now the big question is Will the Playa be dry enough for us or will we end up like he Bus up to it's axles in mud?
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Elliot » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:24 pm

Now that you mention it.... I also put two full sheets of thin plywood under Millicent to catch oil drips. It simply makes good sense, and costs so little.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by EGAZ » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:54 pm

Reports say there were/are at least a dozen vehicles stuck out there.. The buss was on the north end somewhere.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Sham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:41 am

The building of the Man and the Temple (as well as Center Camp) will be starting very soon. There will be some very heavy cranes and machinery driving on the playa. Let's keep hoping for hot, dry, sunny weather.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by lucky420 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:26 am

Yep, it's been hot as fuck out here. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Molotov » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:41 am

You know, if all the lookie-lous keep driving out to the playa to scope it out for themselves, it's going to be real dusty with lots of ruts when the event rolls around. Stay home and concentrate on getting your shit together.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by caffeineslinger » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:32 pm

Playa VS Tacoma...

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I wish they'd just close it to everyone until July 31st.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by TT120 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:47 pm

[Archer mode ON]

"Do you want ruts?"

Because that's how you get ruts!"

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:26 pm

TT120 wrote:[Archer mode ON]

"Do you want ruts?"

Because that's how you get ruts!"

[Archer mode OFF]
And I guarantee that if there's a rut out there I will find it with my bike at night.
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Zarqun » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 am

FlyingMonkey wrote: And I guarantee that if there's a rut out there I will find it with my bike at night.
:lol: :lol:
Something like that always happens when you're riding a bike.
It doesn't matter how small the chance, somehow some douchebag higher creature always manages to put the obstacle right in your path....

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Token » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:16 pm

If anyone wants to go out there and carve some ruts before it's too late ...

Here is the closure area map from the BLM that kicks in on the 31st.

https://www.blm.gov/download/file/fid/16060

It would be grand to do a geoglyph of the frog-bat

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:41 am

stephen2u wrote:
What day was this video made? It seems too wet to dry completely before the city gets built.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by maladroit » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:45 pm

Pretty soon they'll be out there anchoring the golden buoy.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by LJH501 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:39 pm

any updates?
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by HUYCK » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:02 pm

found this vid yesterday right after it was posted.

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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by TT120 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:23 pm

That crunchy stuff is going to turn into a lot of dust when it gets crunched up. Whiteouts! :D
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by tattooedreceptionist » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:31 am

Dust is better than muck!! Much thanks for the update <3
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Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

Post by Elliot » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Golden Spike scheduled for tomorrow, July 27 -- is the highly unofficial rumour.
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