2012 is due to be a scorcher, much like 2001.
Be prepared for massive dust and heat, upon heat, upon heat!
Simon of the Playa wrote:i guess this means the back of the ticket is actually pertinent info because
YOU MAY DIE!!!
no seriously, if you have never been to Black rock desert, you had better begin to respect it by preparing properly.
temperature swings of 50 degrees within 12 hours are NOT UNUSUAL.
winds of over 70 mph and dust storms that last HOURS are not unusual.
Last Years NEAR PERFECT WEATHER was REALLY FUCKING UNUSUAL.
so, you better bring more than just wine and cheese to this picnic.
ygmir wrote:I can see a mass exodus, after the first 14 hour, 115 degree dust storm, that will leave BRC pretty quiet.......and, drop attendance for the following year, when people come out and say how nasty it is there............
lemur wrote:cue people saying "BUT I GREW UP AROUND HOT ENVIRONMENTS...NO BIG DEAL"
kittyrodriguez wrote:lemur wrote:cue people saying "BUT I GREW UP AROUND HOT ENVIRONMENTS...NO BIG DEAL"
Now that's not entirely fair. Some of us do live in HOT climates. 100 degrees in the desert is balmy if you live somewhere that reaches 110 and is humid. In fact I wish I was there now. Its 85% and feels like a sauna outside. Its February.
But, unless you live in the suburbs of hell like us, the desert is a formidable foe. I will say that water has never tasted as delicious as it does out there. Maybe its the alkali... Or maybe I was just thirsty as fuck.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
Shambala wrote: If you've never been in a complete whiteout dust storm that lasts for 8 hours, you're in for a treat.
Shambala wrote:I recall a dust storm, I think it was 2007, which was so strong you could not communicate with anyone. It was howling so loud and furious that you could only try to shield yourself. There was an older Asian couple who simply weren't prepared, so I dig out 2 spare bandanas and gave them to them. They were grateful as hell, but we never spoke. That weather there can be some crazy shit!
Virgins, watch this short video!
Savannah wrote:How long was the 2007 storm people are referencing? I missed that year!
motskyroonmatick wrote:Savannah wrote:How long was the 2007 storm people are referencing? I missed that year!
I think the Deep Playa storm was about 45 minutes to an hour. The storm on Monday evening/night was at least 7 hours long. I don't know when the storm ended because amazingly I fell asleep with my tent making a horrible racket and bouncing back and fourth with the wind.
There was an amazing amount of driving going on during that storm. Even being 50 feet off of the road we had to warn vehicles off with flashlights. No one should have been driving in those conditions. The grimly funny part was about 2/3 of the vehicles that I saw were driving the wrong direction towards 10:00.
Savannah wrote:Man, remember the people driving through the rain and mud on Monday in 2010 before the double rainbow?!
It was so quiet except for the rain itself . . . and the the buzz of a few unlucky motorists actively trying to locate campsites in the craziness and the miring mud. People down the street were yelling "Stop, stop!" and others--further down still--were yelling "Don't stop! Don't stop!" Go, go, go!"
Simon of the Playa wrote:yes, thats all fine and good, but was she topless?
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