theCryptofishist wrote:It's a lake for part of the year, depending on rainfall of course. But yes, the locals go out there at other times and there's another quasi event just past the beginning of july...
so this is federal land right?
Noboundaries wrote:But everyplace you read about the BLM it talks about Federally owned land. So take your pick!
jerroc wrote:You should have no problems camping alone on the playa. I would only suggest to have someone back at home you check in with every 2 days 3 at the most.
unjonharley wrote:It may be permit camping like other federal lands.. I have life time permit on federal lands.. But i would check before going..
clocksnmirrors wrote:unjonharley wrote:It may be permit camping like other federal lands.. I have life time permit on federal lands.. But i would check before going..
how much does a lifetime permit cost? where do you normally camp?
TT120 wrote:I have camped out there before off my motorcycle. Also camped and ridden all over that whole area. There are lots of abandoned mines and hot springs to explore all around out there. The Playa mostly fills with water in the winter and the surface turns into thick muck that will swallow your vehicle.
The Black Rock Playa is quite peaceful and a little spooky in the middle of the night.
theCryptofishist wrote:TT120 wrote:There are lots of abandoned mines and hot springs to explore all around out there
Very much at your own risk. Many are deadly.
AntiM wrote:We've been on the playa in December. Cold, the wind bites down to the bone. We stayed on the edge, the surface felt spongy and we didn't want to risk driving out more than a few hundred yards, if that.
clocksnmirrors wrote:thanks lonesomebri and bob
so here's a question... if our event is leave no trace, is there someone who goes out on the playa making a record of all the random camper traces (like pulverized bowling balls) so we don't have those credited against us?
or do we do a cleanup of the playa BEFORE the event too?
theCryptofishist wrote:Are the camping rules different on a national conservation area than regular old blm land? How about land that's being grazed or mined?
unjonharley wrote:No! Burning Man is the only one that is held to the BLM standard.
Every year Burners find all sorts of crap from other events.
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