Burning Man Notes [Before & After]

2005 — Notes From My First of Twelve Journeys to the Desert

PROLOGUE

This year I am preparing to go to Burning Man for the 13th time. Little did I know in 2005 when I set off on this adventure for the first time that I would be doing this crazy trek across the continent almost every year. Perhaps someday I’ll put down my thoughts about what it has meant to me, what joys it has provided and what difficulties it has entailed, but for now a glance back at that first time and the thoughts and feelings I