On Saturday at the Burners Without Borders camp, a whiteboard was set up to help other Burners. Photo: Courtesy of Lina Lyte Plioplyte In 20 years of being a journalist who goes to Burning Man, I have studiously avoided writing about it. Most “insider” accounts of the festival sound as tedious as someone describing a […]

After days of rain and mud, blocked exits and postponed parties, the last of Burning Man’s crowds trudged out of the Nevada desert on Wednesday morning. The “moop” remained. That is Burning Man argot for rubbish, short for “matter out of place”: a galaxy of jetsam scattered across the muddy alkali flats, after torrential rains […]

RENO, Nev. — The rain has passed, and the temple has burned. Now, as Burning Man slowly empties, it’s time to clean up. Burning Man organizers have three weeks to clean up the sprawling stretch of public land in the Black Rock Desert of northwestern Nevada, but a summer storm that left tens of thousands […]

CNN  —  Thousands of Burning Man attendees

Burning Man partygoers exit after storm leaves thousands stranded Monsoon rains caused flash flooding at Nevada’s annual Burning Man Festival, turning the usually dry, desert landscape into a muddy mess. Organizers said that conditions were improving, and most attendees would depart by noon on Monday. BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. – After a week of sloshing […]

The news that thousands of Burning Man festivalgoers were told to conserve food and water after torrential rains left them trapped by impassable mud in the Nevada desert led some to chortle about a “Lord of the Flies” scenario for the annual gathering popular with tech lords and moguls. Alas, I have to spoil the […]

CNN  —  Hundreds of trucks, RVs and other vehicles are journeying out of the Burning Man festival grounds after heavy rains trapped tens of thousands of people

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — Tens of thousands of partygoers were still stranded Monday morning in the northern Nevada desert after a late-summer storm turned a week-long counterculture fest into a mud pit. Burning Man organizers said the main road leading out of the festival was still too muddy for a mass exodus of […]

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Monsoon rains close down access to Burning Man Festival in Nevada Burning Man festival goers are waiting to be able to leave after monsoon rains caused flooding and mud shutting down roads in and out of Black Rock City, Nevada.  BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. – Monsoon rains Friday and over the weekend caused flash flooding […]

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