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Post by mode-of-operation » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:33 pm

Two questions for a firstimer for 2009.

Is the actual night of the burn on Saturday night?

How bad or will it be bad coming to the event on a Wednesday? Such as finding a RV spot, or traffic.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by Sham » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:39 am

The burn of the Man takes place on Saturday night around 10:00 playa time. The Temple (of rememberance) burn takes place on Sunday night and that marks the end of the event.
Arriving on Wednesday is not a problem. There will be shorter lines at the gate, and things will be very smooth coming through the entry for your "virginistic rituals"!
Parking an RV can always be done, but you may have to spend a little more time looking for a nice spot. You may end up farther out on the outter rings, but you will have lots of company there. Remembr, there are 7 to 9 square miles set aside for this event that we are penned into for the week.
My first year going, I was fearing being in the desert for a week and all the challenges I faced, so I went on Wednesday as well. While this is not a regret since it was so uncertain for me, I always get there as early as possible now. and leave on Sunday morning for the airport.
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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:42 am

Modus Operandi -

Wednesday is a fine night to come, Tuesday or monday would be better. You can never see all of BM even if you are the first public person in on Monday. Traffic Wednesday will be a lot lighter than on Monday so thats a plus.

You will be relegated to the outer portions of the city, unless you scout around first - which really isnt burneresque in a 30 foot RV, but its done every year. If you can have friends hold a spot for you - thats much easier.

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Post by gyre » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:18 am

Better to come on monday and leave early if you have a choice.

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:10 pm

M of O, if you leave next Monday, the lines will be almost non-existent. Trust me. :wink:

btw, welcome to eplaya. Make sure you get your shots. And I'd put on a pair of latex gloves bout now. You'll need them soon enough :P
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Post by klondike_bar » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:15 pm

Sail Man wrote:M of O, if you leave next Monday, the lines will be almost non-existent. Trust me. :wink:

btw, welcome to eplaya. Make sure you get your shots. And I'd put on a pair of latex gloves bout now. You'll need them soon enough :P
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:33 pm

gyre wrote:Better to come on monday and leave early if you have a choice.
They might actually want to see the big burn. Jaded is for your softmore year.
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Post by gyre » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:02 pm

I'm just saying if you have to miss some of it...

It usually signifies the end.
I did thoroughly enjoy the multi-burn.
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Post by Elderberry » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Hey there...welcome to eplaya!

I see they've been talking about me again! :( :shock: :D

My first year I came in on Wednesday. It was great, everything was already setup and waiting for me. I flew into Reno and took the BioTour bus to the playa.

You've got to see the burn your first time.

And leaving on Monday is a good idea. No traffic.

JK

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Post by Elliot » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:38 pm

:D
I'm misunderstanding something here. Let's see....

Saturday - Man Burn. Do NOT miss.
Sunday - Temple Burn. Should not miss.
Monday - Exodus. Hours of traffic jams. Avoid at all cost. Rest and enjoy the quiet.
Tuesday morning - leave; no traffic.

Am I confused?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:26 am

Only in so far as you are loudly saying in a public forum something it's best to be discrete about.
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Post by Elliot » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:53 pm

:D
Ooooops. Sowwy. I do remember now that our good hosts the BLM wants us all out of there on Monday, in compliance with the rental contract. But since it is so very impractical to do this, I would rather volunteer to pay the BLM an other day's camping fee.

And being a "Safety Office" kind of guy, I feel that a lot of us need a day of rest and a quiet night's sleep before hitting the highway.

And it seems so wrong to give people deliberately false information about the Monday exodus congestion.
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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:13 pm

You dont have to go home, but you cant stay here.

There is no reason you cant pack, up drive to the north end of the playa and enjoy the hot springs.

Take the service exit around 7-8:30 (no traffic) and then once out of the trash fence, drive norht on playa. Stay like any other camper. Contrary to popular belief the ENTIRE playa is not closed during BM, only the portions and entrances rented by BMORG.

there are all sorts of people out there that have no clue BM is going on.

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Post by Elliot » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:30 pm

:D
That sounds like a great solution, mdmf007! Do you happen to know if we need to buy a camping permit or anything like that? Maybe a web site that explains about general public use of the area?
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Post by mdmf007 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:56 pm

In general no - no permit needed, unless you meet the "Specal Use" Category - the link at the bottom will take you to the page I grabbed this Screen Shot.
have fun.

Still have questions? call Winny BLM at 775 623 1500 (one digit different and you get my house! - wont tell you which one)

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http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/wfo/blm_ ... rmits.html

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Post by Elliot » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:39 pm

:D
Thanks! Good chance I'll be out there in the open public area for a day or two this year!
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Post by Sail Man » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:03 pm

mdmf007 wrote:Still have questions? call Winny BLM at 775 623 1500 (one digit different and you get my house! - wont tell you which one)
Hmmm, might need to run out to the store for some more beer. seems another project has reared its ugly head :lol:
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