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where to stay pre-burn??

Post by lazyloddy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:40 am

haiii,
ill be travelling the states this year, stopping by the black rock city three months into my trip...
i aim to be coming at it from the west, northern california y'know....
as i will have been, and will be camping, id like to settle for a couple of days in a hostel/hotel/motel before the burn, just to re-charge myself for obvious reasons...
i was wondering if anybody could recommend a town, doesnt have to be big, good to spend a few days in, thats within a few hours drive from the dessert....
thankssss
see you there :)
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Post by Turnip » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:51 am

I believe Fernly or Reno would be your closest option.

I'm told the motel in Gerlach is bought out by law enforcement during BM
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Post by Parasitoid » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:44 am

Turnip wrote:I believe Fernly or Reno would be your closest option.

I'm told the motel in Gerlach is bought out by law enforcement during BM
It would be hillarious if a private individual was able to rent all those rooms before the law enforcement made their reservations.

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Post by Sail Man » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:52 am

Reno seems to be very popular for those burners coming in from points west, and many from the east due to the plethora of cheap rates and pretty lights.
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Post by moonrise » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:04 am

I think Reno would be best, there are lots of stores there if you need to shop.

Maybe Fernley, it's around one hour closer but not sure how many stores they have there.
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Post by lucky420 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:26 am

Ferntucky (Fernley) has the big box stores walmart/lowes and a grocery store. If you're staying for more than a day I would stay in Reno, there's just more to do there.

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Post by 1durphul » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:28 am

Circus Circus and Silver Legacy are two very large Casino hotels that usually have inexpensive rooms for between $40 to $70.

Circus Circus: http://www.circuscircusreno.com a purple and orange 80s circus themed hotel. Has two towers Sky Tower and North Tower. The rooms in the North Tower have been renovated more recently and are a bit more expensive.

Silver Legacy: http://www.silverlegacyreno.com standard American hotel rooms, average in every way, slightly nicer than Circus Circus Sky Tower, on par with Circus Circus North Tower.

Circus Circus, Silver Legacy, and El Dorado are connected via a skyway and you can stay inside them on the second floor of the casino to get between Casino eateries. If you are short on time, or energy, the El Dorado's food tends to be the best of the three, Silver Legacy the worst, and Circus Circus is standard American diner fare. *Avoid all white sauces/hollandaise as they tend to be mass produced boil bag crap*

If you have some energy and don't mind walking/driving 3/4's of a mile check out Beto's for some of the best Mexican I've had in Reno, don't miss out on the Horchata, trust me:

Beto's Taqueria
575 W 5th St
Reno, Nevada 89503

If you're a vegetarian check out Pneumatic Diner for a burner atmosphere with your veggies:
501 W 1ST St
Reno, NV 89503

The sooner you book your hotel room the better. Make sure you book a night for your trip out of the desert, you'll be dirtier than you've ever been in your entire life. Also, protip: pack "reentry" clothes in some ziplock bags and do not open them at all until you are off the playa.

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Post by moonrise » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:42 am

1durphul, good tips!

Isn't it true for a really good fun muddy post burn time, staying at The Sands and swimming in the pool afterwards can be a blast?! The pool becomes grey from the playa dust I heard (the rooms are probably not as good as the big casinos) but The Sands is known for a fun crowd after the burn.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:45 am

moonrise wrote:1durphul, good tips!
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:46 am

I agree with moonrise. The Sands may be dumpier, but they are cheaper, have a large parking lot that can accommodate RVs, usually have burner specials, ice machines on most floors, a nice jacuzzi and steam room open for everyone on the 17th floor (The Silver Legacy, et al charges $10 per person, per day to use the spa). It's the only place I would consider staying pre- or post-burn (though I have stayed at the Nugget in Sparks once) and believe me, I could afford anyplace in Reno. It just has a fun vibe and unlike that hell pit Circus Circus, isn't full of whiney kids making your life miserable. Trust me on this one.

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Post by LostinReno » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:56 am

The Sands is so much better than Circus Circus! I've never stayed at either place but have partied at both. Much better vibe at the Sands..and they don't water down the Patron! Last year GSR had a pre burn party at the pool. I didn't go but I heard it was ok. The way they were advertising it, it sounded more like a Sparkle Pony Convention?? Did anyone go to this? Was it fun? On that note, I have stayed at GSR and their rooms are nice and reasonable (ask to be above the 5th floor or else you'll have a beautimus roof view, I've stayed there for several Xmas parties). For people relying on others for rides and flying in, GSR (Grand Sierra Resort) might just be another option to consider, is just up the street from the airport (maybe .5 mile) and there is a brand spankin new Wally on the North side of it.

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Post by Cheyenne » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:19 pm

It would be hillarious if a private individual was able to rent all those rooms before the law enforcement made their reservations.
We already did get one room as I know my partner may want to spend one night off site mid week - he's not very good at being cut off from the world
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Post by lazyloddy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:00 am

wow sweet responses, thanks everybody...
definitely sounds like the most sensible option before and after the burn,
i like the sound of the post-party vibes too hehe....
so what sort of time should i be setting off from reno? id like a decent amount of time to set up camp before dark....
i was thinking around 9 am? this a bit late, allowing for queues and whatnot?
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:17 am

we left from REno last year at about 6:30 am, it only takes about 1 1/2 hours to get to the playa. Then we were in line for about 3 hours to get to the greeters station...found a camp spot by noon.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:22 am

This year I'm starting for BM a day early.. There is a nice hot spring (Burner friendly) at the half way in my travel.. After the burn I plan to stop again at the hot springs for a good rest and bath day..

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Post by wedeliver » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:45 pm

And there is always my place. Eagle's Nest RV Park. We are the other route from the Pacific Northwest. Every year more and more people come through here. Last year I really wanted to make an event out of it but my health sucked. This year I want to be prepared to make this a really nice stop for people going to and from BRC. Including an opportunity to see the local sites, such as a local cave where I hope to have our "Rave in a Cave" party. I also hope to set up a portable swimming pool for those want it, I would love to have a big tent in my field and plant grass in more remote areas for people to camp. I will be renting portable potties to make it a bit more convienent for you guys and to give a lttle relief to my rv park septic system. I am also thinking of trying again to get a "caretaker person or couple" to live here this summer and help with things.
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Post by unjonharley » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:17 pm

wedeliver wrote:And there is always my place. Eagle's Nest RV Park. We are the other route from the Pacific Northwest. Every year more and more people come through here. Last year I really wanted to make an event out of it but my health sucked. This year I want to be prepared to make this a really nice stop for people going to and from BRC. Including an opportunity to see the local sites, such as a local cave where I hope to have our "Rave in a Cave" party. I also hope to set up a portable swimming pool for those want it, I would love to have a big tent in my field and plant grass in more remote areas for people to camp. I will be renting portable potties to make it a bit more convienent for you guys and to give a lttle relief to my rv park septic system. I am also thinking of trying again to get a "caretaker person or couple" to live here this summer and help with things.
Your nest is way south of my path to BM.. WE run through there in 02 cuz of forest fires up our way..

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:54 am

lazyloddy wrote:haiii,
ill be travelling the states this year, stopping by the black rock city three months into my trip...
i aim to be coming at it from the west, northern california y'know....
as i will have been, and will be camping, id like to settle for a couple of days in a hostel/hotel/motel before the burn, just to re-charge myself for obvious reasons...
i was wondering if anybody could recommend a town, doesnt have to be big, good to spend a few days in, thats within a few hours drive from the dessert....
thankssss
see you there :)
As much disdain for the military as I have, I'm staying in Air Force bases before and after. It's $32 a night and no bullshit fees or taxes, but no atmosphere either. It's a cheap bed and a shower but full of Air Force douches.

Then again, I've done some ddiiiirrrrtttyyyy things in military lodging.
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Post by Martiansky » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:11 am

I was wondering about where to stay preburn also.
I will be coming from the east(most-likely)and probably with a small camper in tow. I wouldnt mind going towards Reno to find a campground for a few days.
I saw the name Eagle's Nest RV Park spring up here....
Is that a good place?

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Post by Elderberry » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:13 am

We usually stay at a Motel 6 or 8 or whatever it is in Carson City on the way up. Primarily because it's close to a Super Walmart and we can get all the last minute stuff we need there.

On the way back we always stay at Harrah's Reno. They have one of the best steak houses I've ever eaten at there too.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:25 am

Martiansky wrote:I saw the name Eagle's Nest RV Park spring up here....
Is that a good place?
It's to the northwest, so unless you're going through Oregon, not on the way. It's run by an eplayan. I think Teardropper, but my memory is not perfect.
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Post by AntiM » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:13 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Martiansky wrote:I saw the name Eagle's Nest RV Park spring up here....
Is that a good place?
It's to the northwest, so unless you're going through Oregon, not on the way. It's run by an eplayan. I think Teardropper, but my memory is not perfect.
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Post by Sail Man » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:24 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:
lazyloddy wrote:haiii,
ill be travelling the states this year, stopping by the black rock city three months into my trip...
i aim to be coming at it from the west, northern california y'know....
as i will have been, and will be camping, id like to settle for a couple of days in a hostel/hotel/motel before the burn, just to re-charge myself for obvious reasons...
i was wondering if anybody could recommend a town, doesnt have to be big, good to spend a few days in, thats within a few hours drive from the dessert....
thankssss
see you there :)
As much disdain for the military as I have, I'm staying in Air Force bases before and after. It's $32 a night and no bullshit fees or taxes, but no atmosphere either. It's a cheap bed and a shower but full of Air Force douches.

Then again, I've done some ddiiiirrrrtttyyyy things in military lodging.


Well, obviously you didn't stay in the same barracks as this ex-Air Force douche did :roll:

It sure is nice to know that us douche's, and the other douches in the other branches have made it and continue to do so, possible for you to diss us, damn free speech and all.

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:54 pm

Sail Man wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
lazyloddy wrote:haiii,
ill be travelling the states this year, stopping by the black rock city three months into my trip...
i aim to be coming at it from the west, northern california y'know....
as i will have been, and will be camping, id like to settle for a couple of days in a hostel/hotel/motel before the burn, just to re-charge myself for obvious reasons...
i was wondering if anybody could recommend a town, doesnt have to be big, good to spend a few days in, thats within a few hours drive from the dessert....
thankssss
see you there :)
As much disdain for the military as I have, I'm staying in Air
Force bases before and after. It's $32 a night and no bullshit fees or taxes, but no atmosphere either. It's a cheap bed and a shower but full of Air Force douches.

Then again, I've done some ddiiiirrrrtttyyyy things in military lodging.


Well, obviously you didn't stay in the same barracks as this ex-Air Force douche did :roll:

It sure is nice to know that us douche's, and the other douches in the other branches have made it and continue to do so, possible for you to diss us, damn free speech and all.

Fuck your day :twisted:
So how do I get into bases and how do I have first-hand knowledge you ask?

That's easy. Im a reservist and a contractor. I worked in AETC and recruiting service public affairs (oh the irony of me working there). I'm a contractor on one base and a reservist on another.

Don't give me that petty "defending freedom" bullshit. I met very few military people who really did anything, nevermind defending anything but their paychecks. I work my ass off (well, not so much here, but the frustration makes up for that) and take great pride in my work and what I can accomplish in a day. The ones who whined the most or who pontificated on their ass-kissing, self-important "freedom defending" soap boxes spend their days working on award packages and planning lunch. They may be on time every day but would never "work" a moment past quitting time.

I'm always the last or second to last one out of the office, sometimes by hours. I never adress ANYONE ever as sir or ma'am and I doubly refuse to type "very respectfully" in an email, as is the norm.

I'd love to see the military budget cut by at least 80% with some of tat going to real civil service in WPA-style public works projects.

Maybe we work in different places and see different people. I don't know, I don't see it through your eyes. I never believe anything I'm supposed to and I question everything.

Prove me wrong about my poor opinion of the average Air Force person and I'll sincerely apologize and be happy for learning something.

I don't think all airmen are douches, it just seems like a lot of them are. Don't take playa (or anything) so seriously. You'll give yourself and ulcer or serious agita.
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Post by Elderberry » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:08 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote: As much disdain for the military as I have, I'm staying in Air
Force bases before and after. It's $32 a night and no bullshit fees or taxes, but no atmosphere either. It's a cheap bed and a shower but full of Air Force douches.

Then again, I've done some ddiiiirrrrtttyyyy things in military lodging.


Well, obviously you didn't stay in the same barracks as this ex-Air Force douche did :roll:

It sure is nice to know that us douche's, and the other douches in the other branches have made it and continue to do so, possible for you to diss us, damn free speech and all.

Fuck your day :twisted:
So how do I get into bases and how do I have first-hand knowledge you ask?

That's easy. Im a reservist and a contractor. I worked in AETC and recruiting service public affairs (oh the irony of me working there). I'm a contractor on one base and a reservist on another.

Don't give me that petty "defending freedom" bullshit. I met very few military people who really did anything, nevermind defending anything but their paychecks. I work my ass off (well, not so much here, but the frustration makes up for that).

Prove me wrong.
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Prove that you work hard? That we who served never lifted a finger? Whatever.

But then, I was in the Navy, so I've heard just about every stereotype ever. *sand crab*

Thread drift.

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:16 pm

jkisha wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Sail Man wrote:

Well, obviously you didn't stay in the same barracks as this ex-Air Force douche did :roll:

It sure is nice to know that us douche's, and the other douches in the other branches have made it and continue to do so, possible for you to diss us, damn free speech and all.

Fuck your day :twisted:
So how do I get into bases and how do I have first-hand knowledge you ask?

That's easy. Im a reservist and a contractor. I worked in AETC and recruiting service public affairs (oh the irony of me working there). I'm a contractor on one base and a reservist on another.

Don't give me that petty "defending freedom" bullshit. I met very few military people who really did anything, nevermind defending anything but their paychecks. I work my ass off (well, not so much here, but the frustration makes up for that).

Prove me wrong.
RESERVIST!? Didn't you have the balls to go regular army? You're pretty new to eplaya. Don't make me plonk you!
Air Force reserve. I had too high of an ASVAB score and I'm way too much of a proudly liberal Democrat for the fucking army.

I don't recall any time in the past 60 years the U.S. was attacked, had war declared on us or our freedoms and way of life were ever in jeapordy. We don't have the same standard of living as western European nations, but it's much better than, say, Cuba.

9/11 was by a religious extremist group whose leadership were former American operatives/partners/strange bed fellows/working relationship.

I enlisted at 34 on a whim. Besides, I'm sure you realize te reserve component makes up about half of the military and even more in the medical fields. The reserve component goes through all the same training, has all the same requirements only we have to all that and have a civilian life. When I travel for AF work, it's a huge hassle getting tickets and doing the travel vouchers after. It was made easier when they went to electronic filing a couple of months ago. If I happen to get hurt while doing AF work, I have to prove to them it was actually during work.

I have the freedom of deciding where and when I deploy if a chance comes up. I'm hoping to go to Djibouti or some other humanitarian work. I was pissed off we didn't go to Haiti and I work at an airlift wing.

I'll go active, MAYBE, if a combat camera photographer position opens. I despise how cushy my job is and I do my best to crawl around in dirt, jump off of stuff and run around like a crazy person as best as I can.

I told my entire chain of command that I want out of the Air Force because I think it's all a sham and I don't believe any of the bullshit excuses for war prifiteering, fraud, waste and abuse. They patted me on the head and handed me a stripe (about 5 months after they were suppsed to, with back pay).

In all of these bases I never saw any indication of the two wars we're mired in. No one can ever tell me what "support the troops" really means. The pseudo-patriotism and blind faith in retardedness absolutely infuriates me.

I'm sorry for starting the gnarly thread drift and I'm sorry for padding it and continuing it, but I'm not sorry for pissing people off.
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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:37 pm

AntiM wrote:Prove that you work hard? That we who served never lifted a finger? Whatever.

But then, I was in the Navy, so I've heard just about every stereotype ever. *sand crab*

Thread drift.

And "prove me wrong" is trademarked by DVDBurner, LOL.
Most of my family was in the navy, so maybe I'm biased, but I like them.

I really didn't mean to start a forum shit storm earlier. :oops:

I had a genius moment and forgot to finish my thought in the other post. I edited it to, hopefully, make more sense.

Like in any group, some people work and contribute, some people kiss ass, some people are blunt and don't make many friends. I like to think I'm the first two, more than a few will say I'm the latter.
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Post by Sail Man » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:30 pm

Ummmm SEB, if 20 years of EMS in the Detroit area hasn't given me an ulcer, then some youngster who apparently is too smart for his own britches and decided on a whim to join the military is gonna give me one? :roll: Um yeah, ok.

Here's a word for you, and it's called "Mission". Each base has a mission to accomplish, and do to your job, security level or even duration on a base, you may or may not be aware of what is actually taking place, what the mission truly is. Everything isn't actually overt. And it my experience, thing's are different overseas then they are stateside, and that was during peacetime, or more correctly for my time in, the cold war. I'm not sure what you expected to see happening on the bases you visited but where I was stationed we just went about our jobs, and then went home. Kinda like the civilian world, except with uniforms. Not that I've given those up mind you.

You seem a little bit filled with angst. Get rejected for the Pararescue program?
Get jacked up by an SP on the flightline because you forgot your line badge? (I was SP btw)

And no, the US hasn't been physically attacked (save 9/11) and have suffered combat on our lands in many many years, so yes, you will often just see humdrum life on the bases, especially stateside.

BTW, yesterday, 2 Airmen from Lakenheath AB where killed in a shooting at Frankfort airport. On what was probably a humdrum day to them.

Do you think they were douchebag's as well? If so, there's a church in Kansas you might want to consider joining. They seem to be filled with vitriol as well.

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