Howling at the animatronic moon
I'm happy you're doing this. The only person I know at all who has been to Burning Man is a somewhat unreliable narrator. Which is to say, I trust and look forward to learning more of your experience!
Secondly, the howls remind me of when during Covid folks in my neighborhood would venture out onto their porches at a specific time and howl in support of healthcare workers. It made me love my little community in a way I hadn't before. Now it seems everyone just wants to berate and assault healthcare workers. What a turn of events.
I'm not the biggest fan of drones, but I don't think it's not art because it's digital and repeatable. The video was beautiful. I'm not sure how it's different than any other camping trip where the focus isn't to hike and observe wildlife. Camping to many is bringing the conveniences of human shelter to a wilder place; Burning Man is that on a large scale. It's rich and very white, but it's glamping in the desert on a huge scale. And who else would camp in the playa for more than a day in passing, otherwise? It's not the same as camping in North American deserts where people have made the land home for at least twenty thousand years.
I'm looking forward to reading all the words you have written about the last few months!
is there anywhere, even in an officially designated wilderness area, where you can hike as far into the interior as you may, and still not look down to find an empty Coors can or a spent rifle shell?
Thanks for the update Hannah! I was wondering what you were up to. Pack those fairy wings and camping showers and label them well. You might need them again.