Hi! My name is Chivahn and I'm a 21 year old woman living up in Seattle. I decided that this year I'm going to make the trek out to Burning Man....and it will actually be my first time leaving Western Washington! I still need to find a ride and people to camp with, since none of my friends want to go......looking forward to learning more about it here on eplaya!
Two words: Critical Massive. Attending the regional might/can help you make the connections that you apparently need for a trek to the playa. If you can't make CM - for me, an unforgivable act btw - you should abso-fucking-lutely catch the Newbie Picnic in June.
I'll definitely look into it, especially as it gets closer. My lack of driver's license makes getting around tough, especially since I'm in a new new to the city and haven't made friends with people with cars yet, haha!
I am from Seattle as well. I recommend going to the newbie picnic if you are able to. My first year was two years ago and there were so many things I learned there. If you want to ask me questions go ahead and PM me. :) BTW I am a 24 year old female if that is any comfort.