ajs wrote:Eric and a few other people seemed to think it could be an epic journey out the gates and into Reno. But jojofroyo, if I read your post right, you said that last year you left 5:30 AM Monday and were in Reno by 9 AM. I'd have to be at the airport to drop off rental by 10:30 AM, so I"m thinking I'd want to leave around 4 AM. Does anyone have any recent experience leaving that early morning Monday?
Last year, I stayed for the Temple burn - wouldn't have missed it for anything! I spent Sunday packing up my camp and loading my car, and then went out to watch the Temple fall. Afterward, I said goodbye to my campmates as most of them were leaving right then. I got in my packed car and slept for a couple hours. At 3:00 am, I headed for the exit. It took me about an hour and a half to reach the highway, even at that hour, but once I did, it was clear sailing all the way home.
I suspect that leaving the playa feels sad no matter when one chooses to depart.