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Burning Man Pics: Storm Encroaching the Playa

There is nothing quite like the sight of an encroaching storm on the dry desert over Burning Man. In true Over Yonderlust fashion, it rained on us. While normally it can get annoying, there is nothing more magical than a desert storm.

While this picture did make its debut in a previous Burning Man post, I thought I would give it justice by showing it in a larger format.

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Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man.[5] 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24.[6] In April 2011, Larry Harvey announced that the organization had begun the process of transitioning management of Burning Man over to a new non-profit organization called the “Burning Man Project”. – Wikipedia

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23 thoughts on “Burning Man Pics: Storm Encroaching the Playa”

    1. @Leslie: I still look back and try to make sense of my week in the desert. Most of the time I convince myself to let it be but yes, very surreal. Probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to do to date.

    1. @Laura: Burning Man tickets go on sale on Wednesday so it is quite the topic at the moment. I want to go back but this year we’re going to be in Central/South America so I don’t feel so bad.

  1. A big “wow” that means this: love the kicked up dirt, end of the world feel to it – civilization meeting the untamed wild west kind of thing. 🙂

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