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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Trishntek » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:57 pm

LET THERE BE CHAOS!
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby graidawg » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:57 am

Trishntek wrote:LET THERE BE CHAOS!



oh yes please.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:18 am

graidawg wrote:
Trishntek wrote:LET THERE BE CHAOS!



oh yes please.


Bwahahahahahaha, shall I bring along a hat pin for you? 8)
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby graidawg » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:30 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
graidawg wrote:
Trishntek wrote:LET THERE BE CHAOS!



oh yes please.


Bwahahahahahaha, shall I bring along a hat pin for you? 8)



oh sorry i though it said let there be CHEESE. my bad
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby disco_duncan » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:37 am

If we don't have high winds, whiteouts, double rainbows, the lot, I will be sorely disappointed!! :evil:
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby CaffeineGirl » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:26 pm

Just back from a whirlwind road trip from WA state thru Oakland and Reno, with a stop at Gearlach for breakfast at Bruno's on the return trip. Drove out to 3 mile entrance and took a short walk on the playa. No standing water visible in that area. However, surface was a bit dark/damp, and down a couple of inches it was damp enough a ball could be formed out of it.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby melodiousdirge » Thu May 24, 2012 11:31 am

mgb327 wrote:I personally am hoping for a few good days of simply "coming out of it alive" weather to weed out the...oh, nevermind.


jcliff wrote:My secret hope is that it will be apocolyptic conditions....I mean the four horseman riding down the esplanade epic. I'd like to see next year's viral video titled "Hold On to Your Mother Fucking Hat" instead of the cheery "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Mother Nature may be our best hope for normalizing ticket sales next year.


I totally agree, though I worry there will be a ton of *really* unprepared peeps out there this year. While I'd like to see the ticket sales be reasonable next year, with some glittery equines removed from the mix, I'd not like to see a lot of people actually getting hurt due to being unprepared.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 24, 2012 11:47 am

trust me when i tell you to wear biege.

EVERYTHING WILL BE BIEGE THIS YEAR


after the first two days most people are going to wish They were still in Reno, watching the History Channel at the Grand Sierra and Room Servicing Monte Cristos and Beer.


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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby AntiM » Thu May 24, 2012 12:29 pm

Monte Cristos? Real ones? Good ones? With strawberry jam and powdered sugar? Man oh man oh man.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 24, 2012 12:37 pm

i know RIGHT?

i wonder how many i can buy with 409 dollars....
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby lucky420 » Thu May 24, 2012 9:18 pm

was at Symbiosis on the east side Pyramid Lake last week and we had a couple of windy as shit days with a pretty good dust up. Was good practice for my yurt...

I have a feeling it's going to stay hot, dry, windy and dusty through out the summer.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Bob » Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 pm

Why did you go to that... thing?
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby lucky420 » Fri May 25, 2012 6:49 am

bwahahaha Bob! There were times while there that I wondered the same thing. When I didn't get tix in the main lottery I started seeing the ads for Symbiosis. I knew that if I didn't get to bm I would at least need 1 desert experience this year and wasn't sure I could make TTITD in July. My 22 year old daughter talked me into going and with it being really close to home (we live in Fallon, NV), why not?

Well it was very different from bm, but I knew it would be. The most disturbing thing to me while there was all the moop everywhere and the piles of garbage left at the porta potties. goddamn hippies! I also didn't like the vendor aspect of it, just gave it a different vibe. It also seemed pretty unorganized and the walk in camping was difficult to say the least.

All in all we had a good time though. We stayed until tuesday morning but 98% of the attendees had left by monday evening so we did get to enjoy the peaceful solitude of the area that evening.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Bob » Fri May 25, 2012 2:38 pm

I do try to avoid judgments on people's tastes, but the previews for that *thing* just reeked of patchouli-soaked dream catchers.

Main concern when I first heard of it was trash blowing into the sagebrush. Much easier to control on the playa, but I've seen things get absolutely out of control at the org's ranch 20+ miles north of Gerlach, in similar terrain -- one winter caretaker in the 90s was in the habit of just tossing all his garbage out the trailer door, and the next spring we found all his plastic bags, pork & bean & Busch cans and girlie magazines all blown into the sagebrush downwind, along with tarps and a few trailers.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby lucky420 » Fri May 25, 2012 3:09 pm

Oh hell yeah it did reek of patchouli and weed and dreadlocks :lol: Most everybody was wearing kind of the same thing and they had vendors there so if you wanted you could look like everybody else too.

It was a mix of the "peaceful align with the moon, I'm gonna get my yoga on" people and the "I'm gonna take all the drugs I can find and rage all night raver" people.

someone put up a little cardboard sign out by parking "This is not Burning Man" I just thought to myself "you got that right" Going to Symbiosis really made me appreciate how organized and thought out bm is though.

My daughter and I mooped alot, especially on Monday. As we drove out tuesday morning I was really hoping that the Sym clean up crew will do a good job because the setting is gorgeous. How shameful if they don't...
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 25, 2012 3:12 pm

And we all appreciate a well-thought-out b.m. ;)
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 27, 2012 3:21 pm

stop making sense.


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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Just_Joe » Tue May 29, 2012 8:53 pm

I just got back from Rendezvous (Memorial Day). This video was from our campsite (4:00/G) last year.
The ground was pretty soft.

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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby jcliff » Tue May 29, 2012 10:21 pm

Just got back from a work weekend at Burning Man Ranch....and it was windy as hell. The good news is that there was no major dust kicked up off the playa. Of course, that could change by August.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Rice » Wed May 30, 2012 8:24 am

jcliff wrote:Just got back from a work weekend at Burning Man Ranch....and it was windy as hell. The good news is that there was no major dust kicked up off the playa. Of course, that could change by August.

There is hardly any dust until the gates open. Dust storms are mostly dictated by the wind.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby ygmir » Wed May 30, 2012 8:30 am

stretch80 wrote:
jcliff wrote:Just got back from a work weekend at Burning Man Ranch....and it was windy as hell. The good news is that there was no major dust kicked up off the playa. Of course, that could change by August.

There is hardly any dust until the gates open. Dust storms are mostly dictated by the wind.
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yeah, as much as anything, the dust comes from all the driving and walking, etc, crushing the delicate crust exposing the powder to the wind.
sometimes, from outside the city, it's clear and windy, but the city looks like a "dust bubble".
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby FIGJAM » Wed May 30, 2012 10:56 am

I think I got a dust bubble when I sneezed last year. 8)
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Just_Joe » Wed May 30, 2012 1:12 pm

ygmir wrote:.... as much as anything, the dust comes from all the driving and walking, etc, crushing the delicate crust exposing the powder to the wind.

Ya, winds were ~35 on Sat and near calm on Sun. On both days, we could see "dust storms" behind moving cars that were 10 miles away. Most of the cross playa driving I did left 3-4" deep tire tracks.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed May 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Lets face it. It's going to be a dusty year! :P
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed May 30, 2012 4:46 pm

And flat.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby fritz » Wed May 30, 2012 5:41 pm

weather man wrote:I just got back from Rendezvous (Memorial Day). This video was from our campsite (4:00/G) last year.
The ground was pretty soft.


Wow! Thanks for the video. I hope the playa isn't that soft in August.
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Re: Playa Condition Prediction

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:43 pm

oh it will be...
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby dragonpilot » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:50 pm

ygmir wrote:I can see a mass exodus, after the first 14 hour, 115 degree dust storm, that will leave BRC pretty quiet.......and, drop attendance for the following year, when people come out and say how nasty it is there............


And then we can go back to regular ticket sales...hurray for bad weather!
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Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Postby Super Evil Brian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:12 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i guess this means the back of the ticket is actually pertinent info because



YOU MAY DIE!!!


no seriously, if you have never been to Black rock desert, you had better begin to respect it by preparing properly.

temperature swings of 50 degrees within 12 hours are NOT UNUSUAL.

winds of over 70 mph and dust storms that last HOURS are not unusual.

Last Years NEAR PERFECT WEATHER was REALLY FUCKING UNUSUAL.

so, you better bring more than just wine and cheese to this picnic.


Is this somehow related to all of the zombie apocalypse talk in the media? Are sparkle ponies and fucking hipsters going to eat our jerkied faces?
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