I live in Desert Hot Springs, CA - just a hop skip and jump from Lancaster. Just spent a weekend in Joshua Tree with some new friends and fellow burners - great place!
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I'm a 2004 newbie too, but I read a lot and check out a variety of boards relating to BM so have actually had the honor of meeting some BM vets! Everyone Ive met has been super fantastic! Can't wait to be involved in more events and then THE BIG ONE!
Do not think of me as gone, I am with you still in each new dawn.