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does anyone have any idea how much impact burning man has on the playa? i'm wondering because i want to go there in late september and don't want to drive in to a clusterfuck of tracks and garbage.

-- dink winkerson (, June 10, 2004


The impact Burning Man has on the playa is surprisingly minimal. In fact, this is one of the most important contributing factors in the festival continuing to be held in the Black Rock Desert each year. The BLM has consistently given the Burning Man festival organizers the highest possible ratings for their "leave no trace" effectiveness.

Bottom line: in late September, you won't know anyone was ever there.

- Smith

-- Ray Smith (, June 16, 2004.

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