Sand art on BLM land?

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Sand art on BLM land?

Post by rentina » Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Hi! Newbie here. My friend and are very keen on participating in the spirit of burning man on the way to BM. We would like to go somewhere to create a huge piece of sand art. Like this: http://jimdenevan.com

Can anyone suggest beautiful, smooth, desert BLM land somewhere that we might use for such purposes? Coming from Los Angeles.

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Re: Sand art on BLM land?

Post by AntiM » Wed May 08, 2019 1:09 pm

Mod note: moved to Art and Performance as that is a better fit.

The land near Burning Man is more basin and range scrub desert than sand desert. That photo was taken on a beach for a reason. Desert sand is generally too dry to take and hold shapes.

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Re: Sand art on BLM land?

Post by rentina » Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 pm

You're right! I wonder if maybe we should consider somewhere like Pismo beach. Would anyone know of any other beaches you can ride out on?

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Post by Token » Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm

In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive.

Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida.

Both are packed and high-traffic.

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Post by AntiM » Wed May 08, 2019 5:39 pm

Generally a drive in beach is too tightly packed, and I'm not talking people but the texture of the sand, to do rake art. You may need to hike a bit.

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Post by Ratty » Wed May 08, 2019 6:59 pm

How about just North of Arcata, Ca. There's a restaurant on the beach. I've watched cars get burried by the incoming tide.
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Re: Sand art on BLM land?

Post by Molotov » Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 pm

Token wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm
In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive.

Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida.

Both are packed and high-traffic.
Oh, we have a few in Texas on the Gulf. Crystal Beach north of Galveston, and Surfside Beach in Brazoria County south of Galveston, as well as some sections of Padre and South Padre Island. But they are far from high traffic, and some of them are narrow or treacherously soft.

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Re: Sand art on BLM land?

Post by Token » Thu May 09, 2019 7:55 am

Molotov wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Token wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm
In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive.

Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida.

Both are packed and high-traffic.
Oh, we have a few in Texas on the Gulf. Crystal Beach north of Galveston, and Surfside Beach in Brazoria County south of Galveston, as well as some sections of Padre and South Padre Island. But they are far from high traffic, and some of them are narrow or treacherously soft.
Are they legal to drive on? Or is it just a “blind eye”?

It’s been a while since I looked this up but at the time all beaches except the two listed were protected against recreational driving.

I’m pretty sure you can get away with it lots of places.

Edit: looks like they added more locations so there are at least 10 spots to drive on the beach. Or so says the Google Machine.

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Post by Ratty » Thu May 09, 2019 10:21 am

I don't know about legality. To go to this restaurant you drive down a road/driveway and park by the building. If you park by the waves you risk becoming a submarine.
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Re: Sand art on BLM land?

Post by asteroid » Thu May 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Token wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm
In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive.

Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida.

Both are packed and high-traffic.
In the grand state of Washington beaches are generally legal to drive on unless signed otherwise. From WAC 352-37-030:
the use of motor vehicles on and along the ocean beaches shall be permitted only on that area between the extreme upper or landward limit of the hard sand area and the clam beds, defined as the "driveable beach" in WAC 352-37-020. The operation of any vehicle is prohibited above and on the landward side of the driveable beach.

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