really, it’s quite rained in. if you’re planning on going, don’t. it is not going to work out so well.
having been there 3 times in the past, (and I would NEVER go again,) in a previous lifetime far long and ago, long before becoming a humble servant of YHVH, I had some experience with this climate. It’s really a very very ugly thing when it rains. That dirt there? It’s not really dirt. It’s around a ph of 9.2 it’s extremely alkali. It will basically eat your flesh, once it’s on there for about an hour. There’s a thing called “playafoot.” You get it when walking around without closed sealed shoes on, the skin in-between your toes, the webbing – will literally open up as if you’ve got the plague, minus the boils. It just dessicates, and opens up into long painful fissures. This is not going to be something the people that went this year, ever forget. Aside from the aforementioned, that dirt is also highly radioactive… From all those US Govt atomic tests, over the last 80 years about 10 miles away as the crow flies.
Burning Man has now closed both its entrance and exits gates. “Organizers warned attendees to conserve their food and water, indicating the closures could be lengthy.”
There was no estimated time for reopening, and thousands of attendees are facing the potential of missing flights, failing to return rental cars or failing to return to work Tuesday. The event is set to officially end Monday but many people begin leaving Saturday night or Sunday…
The closures and order to remain in shelter come as the event was supposed reach its zenith on Saturday night with the burning of the giant wooden Man effigy towering over the temporary city. All vehicle traffic within the encampment has been halted, including servicing for the thousands of portable toilets that make the event possible. Organizers have also begun rationing ice sales… Given the conditions, which include forecast rain Sunday, it appears unlikely anyone will be permitted to drive out soon. Burning Man officials have not provided a comprehensive update on conditions, departure timing or even the multiple art burns scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Longtime attendees said they can’t remember a burn with this much rain…
Organizers banned vehicle traffic from the roads Friday afternoon and kept the exit gates closed as of 5 a.m. Saturday.
above snippet from the below linked article in the Reno Gazette.
All Thanks to YHVH’s mighty hand, for bringing the rain….Amen.