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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:14 am

then scoot out to the playa for an afternoon/evening drive/adventure?
I'd be good with that,too.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby winebuff » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:33 am

I am fine doing anything, brunch or the playa.

ygmir wrote:then scoot out to the playa for an afternoon/evening drive/adventure?
I'd be good with that,too.

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:36 am

ygmir wrote:then scoot out to the playa for an afternoon/evening drive/adventure?
I'd be good with that,too.

sounds good to me. I'm leaving Monday.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby burner von braun » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:55 am

What a great party/ adventure this is becoming! Kudos Doc! I'm really happy for those of you who are going. Just wondering, what is the condition of the playa right now, are parts of it wet? Also, perhaps you should bring something to burn! Have fun!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby lucky420 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:59 am

From the looks of Gerlach, I believe that the playa has some snow on it. Temps have been below freezing throughout N. Nevada for a bit now (daytime and night time)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:47 am

FIGJAM wrote:Looks like it's covered in snow. 8)

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/gerlach_webcam.html


damn, you mean it'll be all white?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Not realy.

Goathead may pull something that would melt a significant portion from the playa.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:00 pm

ygmir wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Looks like it's covered in snow. 8)

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/gerlach_webcam.html


damn, you mean it'll be all white?


Yes Yggy but we can all pass. 8)

Lemme get this right: current most popular plan on the table is for brunch at Harrah's on the Sunday, wave the bus-goers goodbye and then mount up for a field trip to the playa? Just to write our names in the snow maybe but hey I am up for that, I'll have boots and a fur coat. 8) Yggy will have a shovel I am sure.

So if that is what we are doing, can we have a head count? With Yggy, Lucky and Elorrum we have room for at least 12.

Moon are you bringing your vehicle to Reno? TinkerMom would be a great one to drive for you, I have seen her with a truck and she is awesome.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby winebuff » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:57 pm

Ok, I may blow off the in-laws if possible. Can u put me down for a tentative yes and I will try to see if I can do it. Would love to caravan with you guys as we rented a wienie car and hubby can use that.



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ygmir wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Looks like it's covered in snow. 8)

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/gerlach_webcam.html


damn, you mean it'll be all white?


Yes Yggy but we can all pass. 8)

Lemme get this right: current most popular plan on the table is for brunch at Harrah's on the Sunday, wave the bus-goers goodbye and then mount up for a field trip to the playa? Just to write our names in the snow maybe but hey I am up for that, I'll have boots and a fur coat. 8) Yggy will have a shovel I am sure.

So if that is what we are doing, can we have a head count? With Yggy, Lucky and Elorrum we have room for at least 12.

Moon are you bringing your vehicle to Reno? TinkerMom would be a great one to drive for you, I have seen her with a truck and she is awesome.

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby TinkerMom » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:58 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
ygmir wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Looks like it's covered in snow. 8)

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/gerlach_webcam.html


damn, you mean it'll be all white?


Yes Yggy but we can all pass. 8)

Lemme get this right: current most popular plan on the table is for brunch at Harrah's on the Sunday, wave the bus-goers goodbye and then mount up for a field trip to the playa? Just to write our names in the snow maybe but hey I am up for that, I'll have boots and a fur coat. 8) Yggy will have a shovel I am sure.

So if that is what we are doing, can we have a head count? With Yggy, Lucky and Elorrum we have room for at least 12.

Moon are you bringing your vehicle to Reno? TinkerMom would be a great one to drive for you, I have seen her with a truck and she is awesome.


Thanks for the shout out MDF!! I would love to drive if needed.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:07 pm

TinkerMom wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
Moon are you bringing your vehicle to Reno? TinkerMom would be a great one to drive for you, I have seen her with a truck and she is awesome.


Thanks for the shout out MDF!! I would love to drive if needed.


Moonrise saw you with that truck & trailer too but I am never quite sure what he'll remember... 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:45 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
ygmir wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Looks like it's covered in snow. 8)

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/gerlach_webcam.html


damn, you mean it'll be all white?


Yes Yggy but we can all pass. 8)

Lemme get this right: current most popular plan on the table is for brunch at Harrah's on the Sunday, wave the bus-goers goodbye and then mount up for a field trip to the playa? Just to write our names in the snow maybe but hey I am up for that, I'll have boots and a fur coat. 8) Yggy will have a shovel I am sure.

So if that is what we are doing, can we have a head count? With Yggy, Lucky and Elorrum we have room for at least 12.

Moon are you bringing your vehicle to Reno? TinkerMom would be a great one to drive for you, I have seen her with a truck and she is awesome.


Yeah, MDF, I think that is the talk, after brunch with everyone.

So, if that's the plan for those staying on for Sunday, yeah, lets get a head count, and decide if we want to rent a van big enough, or caravan in a couple vehicles.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:47 pm

Linner at Bruno's? :?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:50 pm

I think it's all open, FJ. it'd be great to stop, in any case, I don't think anyone will be under a huge time constraint. I don't want to speak for others, though. if nothing else, I've had some great pie there.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:54 pm

I won't make it, but if I was, appitizers and a drink at Bruno's would be part of the side trip.

The timing seems about right for a snack between brunch and dinner, no? 8)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:58 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Linner at Bruno's? :?


I would LOVE that. 8)
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:19 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I won't make it, but if I was, appitizers and a drink at Bruno's would be part of the side trip.

The timing seems about right for a snack between brunch and dinner, no? 8)


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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:13 pm

Possible but not likely.

If I came for a 4 day stay I could win enough in the casino to cover the trip.

Just cause I may not be there does'nt mean I can't play with the planning. :wink:
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:20 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Possible but not likely.

If I came for a 4 day stay I could win enough in the casino to cover the trip.

Just cause I may not be there does'nt mean I can't play with the planning. :wink:

then why would you not come up?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Patsh » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:08 pm

Count two more in, one of whom has a class A CDL, and is willing to drive...
if there are enough of us, seems like renting a van or bus would be cheaper in the long run than bringing a bunch of vehicles.

I can't imagine going all the way there without a stop at Bruno's! It's almost a prerequisite of going to Gerlach!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby winebuff » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:52 pm

A van would be a lot of fun for good bonding time. Count me in as I got a " get out of hanging with relatives" pass

Triken wrote:Count two more in, one of whom has a class A CDL, and is willing to drive...
if there are enough of us, seems like renting a van or bus would be cheaper in the long run than bringing a bunch of vehicles.

I can't imagine going all the way there without a stop at Bruno's! It's almost a prerequisite of going to Gerlach!

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:00 am

ygmir wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Possible but not likely.

If I came for a 4 day stay I could win enough in the casino to cover the trip.

Just cause I may not be there does'nt mean I can't play with the planning. :wink:

then why would you not come up?



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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:03 am

Make sure any vehicles you rent for such a journey have great tires/traction (you may want to aim for 4WD), and give yourself a LOT of extra time. Depending on the weather, it could end up being slow going.

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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby AntiM » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:10 am

I've been to the playa in winter. You know that wind which blows all the dust around? It will chill your very bones in the cold weather. Bundle up, lovelies!

We drove our Jeep out a short distance, got out. No snow, but windy as fuck. The playa surface was bouncy underfoot, so we did not drive out further. Too easy to get stuck and we had no support vehicles or cell service.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:13 am

Yes!

Go to the playa, NOT ON THE PLAYA!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby Elorrum » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:45 am

scenic overlook?
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:07 am

YEAH, no plans on driving out onto the playa. My thoughts are to go to the edge of the packed access, and walk out a ways, and check it out. Maybe go up to 12 mile and see how it is there. It'd have to prove to be super solid and see other vehicles, for my comfort driving out at all. Also, others may have other ideas, so, we'll see when we get there I guess. I know i've been stuck in a playa, and it's not a good thing. But, just going there, seeing it all, will be great. IMHO.
and from 12 mile you're above the city footprint a ways, so should be able to see, if there is any evidence.
Yeah, painfully cold for sure.
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:09 am

Scenic overlook would be up in the mountains somewhere, right??? :lol:

Okay I know this is premature but I am counting heads here anyway:

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Triken plus one?
Moonrise ?

Piney are you coming? TITWI?

If every ? = yes, that makes 11 so far. Who am I forgetting???
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Re: Amtrak Party in Reno!

Postby littleflower » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:11 am

me! me!!!!!!! i would LOVE to go to the playa sunday!!!!! oh how fun ..... maybe bruno's for dinner? and GH!!!!!


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