How far are you from BlackRock City?

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How far are you from BlackRock City?

Postby Rice » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:29 pm

Hi Burners,

Last year we traveled around 3700 Miles return trip from Canada and I spent a little more than $500 total on fuel. (I have a 2005 Civic) This year I figure it will cost about $10 more per tank, so I guess it will be around $600 for the trip.

I am both amazed and great-full that you folks go to the expense and effort to make our city what it is!!!

I have to laugh at the people who whine over a 8 hour drive to the burn! It takes us over four hours just to get to the US border into Montana... (about 24hrs one way)

I wonder how many burners drive more than 20 hours one way to get to the burn??

Anyhow, this is one Sakatoon Burner who knows it is worth the effort!

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Postby Dusza Beben » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:38 pm

Roughly 2350 miles. According to google maps that's about 33 hours
driving time. Totally worth it.

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Postby Das Bus » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:30 pm

It's a 12 hour drive for us. So even though it's kind of a pain, at least we can do it in a straight shot.
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Postby thirt33n » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:35 pm

17 hours
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Postby gaminwench » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:40 pm

15 0ne-way...

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Postby ragabashpup » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:42 pm

13 - 15 hours one way depending on stops and traveling speed.

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Postby chiefdanfox » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:09 pm

6 1/2 hours to Gerlach, then about 8 hours to the playa, or so it seems. For awhile, it appears to move farther away or static, like I'm stuck in a fixed orbit, outside of the event horizon.

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Postby gyre » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:35 pm

2200 miles in theory, longer really, even if I don't go via LA or San Francisco.

That desert perspective is really disconcerting the first time, isn't it?

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Postby capjbadger » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:42 pm

Sheesh... other than chugging up Donner pass, I've got it pretty easy. 335 miles.

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Postby gyre » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:46 pm

I've always believed the Donner party's problem was due to lack of condiments.


I don't even have a regional within 335 miles.

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Postby CapSmashy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:47 pm

3500ish round trip.
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Postby ibdave » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:48 pm

chiefdanfox wrote:6 1/2 hours to Gerlach, then about 8 hours to the playa, or so it seems. For awhile, it appears to move farther away or static, like I'm stuck in a fixed orbit, outside of the event horizon.



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Postby STACKflyer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:42 pm

gonna be more the 4400 miles for me next year. ugh. anybody want to split the drive?

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Postby gyre » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:15 pm

4400 miles from BRC?
What country are you in?

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Postby STACKflyer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:16 pm

thats round trip. forgot to mention that

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Re: How far are you from BlackRock City?

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:12 pm

stretch80 wrote:Hi Burners,

Last year we traveled around 3700 Miles return trip from Canada and I spent a little more than $500 total on fuel. (I have a 2005 Civic) This year I figure it will cost about $10 more per tank, so I guess it will be around $600 for the trip.

I am both amazed and great-full that you folks go to the expense and effort to make our city what it is!!!



I'm in Seattle, 7 or 8 hundred miles away, but I need about 300 gallons of gas round-trip, including generators during B-Man. It takes a big truck and big trailer to get all the stuff, including the 25-foot Land Yacht, to BRC.

What amazes me is that anyone can get adequate gear into a Civic! Hell, that wouldn't even carry my booze!
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Postby JezebelinHell » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:12 pm

107 miles. Woot!
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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:27 pm

wow - i feel bad, its 600 miles give or take to Bm for me. We nring a tractor trailer and 30 people in it so its actually pretty efficient. It has an ac unit on the trailer, is illegal, and is a blast. Porta potties are inside, along with couches from goodwill, and all of our gear in the smaller B set trailer.

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Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:58 am

Ogden, UT ...12 to 16 hours, we move at a leisurely pace. SUV plus a trailer.
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Postby Major Mallet » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:26 pm

2,614 miles one way.
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Postby Barbie » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:40 pm

Well I'm in Hawaii.

Sooooo Its a plane ride 5 1/2 hours- then I drive from Seattle ('cause I have a Burner Shed to store my Junk In and I can Take OVER her Kitchen - even thou this is above mentioned friends Virgin Year LOL) 16-24 hours per direction on the road depending on how many stops and road conditions.
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Postby scotto » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:53 am

865 miles from Phoenix, AZ
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Postby MozyBonz » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:14 am

Well with my jet pack only ten minutes from home.

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Postby sunnygaybraham » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:33 am

I'm coming from London UUUK!! ^_^ Though to be fair, it will be part of a much larger trip, so I suppose that's cheating.
Tis my first time though and I can't wait!! :D

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:20 am

1200 one way, 16 hours pedal to the metal, 18 hours more sanely

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Postby Bounce530 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:13 am

About 260 miles.

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from canada

Postby serendipity » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:42 am

we're in vancouver, bc. it's about 1300km from my place to the playa, not including the driving around in towns along the way. we could do it in about 18 hours, but we take 2 1/2 days of camping and driving to make it more sane. that also gives us time to stock up on cheap american booze and other treats we can't get here. this will be my car's 7th trip to the playa. i think it can get there on its own now.
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mileage

Postby Ninth Path » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:42 am

855 miles LA to BRC via SF. About 17 hrs. with the trailer. About $800 gas.

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Re: from canada

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:52 pm

serendipity wrote:we're in vancouver, bc. it's about 1300km from my place to the playa, not including the driving around in towns along the way. we could do it in about 18 hours, but we take 2 1/2 days of camping and driving to make it more sane. that also gives us time to stock up on cheap american booze and other treats we can't get here. this will be my car's 7th trip to the playa. i think it can get there on its own now.
see you on the playa!


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Postby DaddyMassive » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:32 pm

5734 is probably my quickest route


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