Friday, September 07, 2007

Burning Man 2007: ladder in the sky

One afternoon we came across a guy who had found a fire engine on EBay and decided it was exactly what Burning Man needed. So... we climbed it, all the way way way up.

Really really high up

Toward the top you begin to feel it twist and shift a bit in the wind. It gets scary and your hands grip the rungs tighter and you begin to test your footing just a bit more carefully. For this year, this was the thing that most reminded me how much you take responsibility for your own safety here.

Brett on his way up.

Brett at the top. Look at our tiny little shadows.


The view was great from the top. Off to the left spun the lazy dust devils that presaged the wilder storms of later in the week.

Ahead, past Center Camp, stood the place of the pre-Burned Man, and beyond it the temple, and a great sound installation that didn't survive the first high wind storm.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Burning Man 2007: the people

This year I camped with a wonderful crew of folks - some know and some new to me.

Our camp
All of us
Brett the Magnificent
Brett
Emily the Brave
high high up
Ranger Rich
Ranger Umbra
Megs the Beautiful
Megs
Adam the Excellent
In repose
Bernard (picture is yet to be posted)

It was camp of good spirits, lots of tasty grillings, and a week of exploration and adventure.