LemurLad wrote:A friend of mine is going backpacking the week of the burn and is willing to transport my girlfriend and I to and from the playa, but I'm not sure what the policy on drop offs is. Has anyone ever gone this way?
My neighbors did that in 2008 and it worked for them but they were young, spry, and had already been backpacking around the US for almost a year. Camping, Couch surfing, etc. It can be done. I strongly recommend finding someone you trust and who you know to bring enough food and water for you to share. Give them ample money to buy the containers, buy the life-preserving things to put inside, and transport it for you. Otherwise you are in for a back breaking couple of mile hike. Oh, and you can probably expect a hassle at the gate and at greeters if you try to walk in without any food or water. Trust me, they are trying to save your life!