I see red and yellow just where I suspected I'd see it, most likely from BURN SCARRING, due to sloppy, careless manning (? if at all) of burn barrels blazing away less than a foot from the playa surface. Talking to the owners of those fires did nothing out there, except bum them out and spoil their burn/moment/day/campfire, boohoo! It didn't seem to matter to them because every night those barrels were ablaze, nothing was corrected and still, there they were blazing away and melting the playa surface. I'm not a fire cop but... Wow! IMO there were some blatant messy 'campfires' going on this year (maybe next year they'll plan better?) I hope so 'cause I like to warm up next to a PROPERLY MANNED burn barrel (and I bring some awesome fire tricks to the ones doing it right.)
Please, READ THE GUIDELINES FOR BURN BARRELS AND THOSE 'CHEATER' BURN BARRELS!
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!