Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

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Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby Gabbles » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:43 pm

I am having other supplies driven in, and am flying into Reno. I've never been to Reno and never imagined Id be taking this route to get to the burn. I thought it would be fun and interesting to hitch a ride.

Any tips?
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Easy. Ride share threads on ePlaya and Reno airport Burning Man info desk. The less baggage, and the less shopping required in Reno, the more you are a golden unicorn. Just work hard to be able to locate your camp coordinates, as far in advance as possible, for your newfound driver friends! Have a plan B, C, D outbound, things get confused on playa.
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby trilobyte » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:09 pm

Don't hitchhike, hook up a ride share on either the main site's rideshare board or the ePlaya Share Resources board. If you only end up with a partial ride, you'd end up on a stretch of highway without either sidewalks or even friendly shoulders in some spots, and most passing vehicles will be more than fully loaded.
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 pm

yeah.. hitchhiking is illegal in nevada... call it a ride share and youre golden!

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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby alittledarkone » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:07 pm

As a back-up the To Flame Bus only costs $35 one way.
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby Gabbles » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:55 pm

some seeing eye wrote:Reno airport Burning Man info desk.


Is this a physical thing that is set up at the Reno airport??

The less baggage, and the less shopping required in Reno, the more you are a golden unicorn.


I emit a shimmering "neigh" of glory...
As I wont be doing a single drop of shopping, and I was really only planning on bringing my back pack while a comrade drives the rest of my items down.

Just work hard to be able to locate your camp coordinates, as far in advance as possible, for your newfound driver friends!


I do not have camp coordinates, I am vagabond camping on the outskirts (Which is new for me, my two years experience found me in a large camp setting).
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby Gabbles » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:18 pm

Okay! I booked my ride to and from the airport!

Now I'll need to find a room in reno to sleep in on the 3rd, my flight leaves the 4th. :)
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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Savannah: I don't know what it is, but no thread here escapes alive. You'll get 1 or 2 real answers at minimum, occasionally 10 or 12, and then we flog it until it's unrecognizable and you can't get your deposit back.

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Re: Hitching from Reno Airport: Doable?`

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:28 pm

Gabbles wrote:

some seeing eye wrote:
Reno airport Burning Man info desk.

Is this a physical thing that is set up at the Reno airport??


Yes. See "Air Playa Info" http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/reno_airport.html

If you want peace and quiet, the walk in zone is near the Black Rock International Spaceport (airport) and they are a friendly, cool bunch, with their own bar/lounge, pilots and arrivers by air. They have a pancake breakfast sometime in the week I believe. There have been MV's that make a call out there too. You can get a feel from last year's aerial photo.
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