Hi all, I'm cross posting this here from the Arizona Burner's list. Note that this is the weekend before the big SF decompression. (Any other scouts like me gonna go to both?) And it's up near Flagstaff so it's not too far a drive for some of the folk in Las Vegas.
Announcement of the Arizona Burner's Decompression party wrote:Once again the Azburners gather at Gateway ranch near Flagstaff Arizona for
the official Arizona Decompression. The dates are October 3rd 4th and 5th.
Friday the third is the early arrival day with full festivities and
interactive art, performance and music on Saturday. We have a nice
amphitheater with a fire sculpture as a center piece. We also have some
large art from Burning man 2003 that will be on display and we will be
burning a 20 foot man on Saturday night.
There is no charge for this event but the property owners are very
appreciative of any help you can give them around the ranch. This property
is remote with the closest neighbors several miles away. Be advised that the
road is "washboard" for several miles so it can be very slow going. All
vehicles including sedans should have no problems on the way in. This
property is the year round home of fellow dedicated Arizona Burners. Please
respect their private areas and spaces. All Black Rock City Customs and
Courtesies apply, You must bring everything you need to survive including
water, there is no water or power on this property. Pack it In pack it Out,
Leave no Trace!
Burning Man's Arizona Regional
From Flagstaff, take I-40 East (toward
Winslow) about 8 miles beyond Flagstaff to the Cosnino Rd. exit. Go Left
(North) 2 miles until Cosnino Road T's at Camp Townsend-Winona Rd, where
you'll turn Right. Go a couple of miles and take a Left onto Leupp Rd,
which is a 2-lane highway that only comes in on your left.
Go 12 miles down Leupp Rd., a mile past the STAR School and
about 7/10 mile past milepost 440. Slow down and watch out for fast drivers
blindly passing you as you prepare to turn. Take a Left (North) at the
nameless dirt road where you'll see a row of mailboxes, a faded blue wooden
UPS box and indications that maybe something interesting is going on.
that dirt road for 7 1/2 miles as it meanders around through an area with
big cinder hills-- it's the only road in the area that's maintained at all.
You can earn good karma by tossing any largish rocks out of the dirt
road if you notice them as you enter or leave.
If you find yourself on a road where there isn't enough room for 2 vehicles
to pass or where it doesn't seem likely that it was ever graded, turn
around and retrace your steps until you find the right road again. If
anyone is willing to arrive a little early and help with road signs (bring
some or make them here) that would be great.