Category: camping

Return to Black Rock

Spent Saturday night at Black Rock again. It was windy.

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It really is an amazing place. We’re going to spend a lot more time there, exploring.

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On the way out Sunday we discovered a hot spring by the side of the road:

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We also stumbled upon Guru Road:

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Almost everyone you know who has been to Black Rock was there for Burning Man. Now while I have never been to Burning Man, I am beyond certain Black Rock is a far more lovely and inviting place when there aren’t 70,000 people with you on the playa.

Firewood boxes

Just completed these two firewood boxes I made out of ½ inch plywood. I finished finishing them yesterday and put them outside for the night and it rained and rained and then snowed a little in the morning. Firewood is nice and dry:

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These were the ones I made after my first box, which was from ¾ inch plywood. When I was done with that I decided that was much too heavy, so I got some nice ½ inch Baltic birch for $50 a sheet. Really elegant stuff. I’ll make a couple more boxes later.

The idea is to have several of these boxes sitting around so they can collect wood scraps and you can swap them out for the empties in the back of the trailer hitch carrier when necessary. Since I knew they were going to sit outside I started painting them, but that looked terrible and I changed my mind and decided to finish them instead. So the box on the left had all the black paint sanded off before I finished it. Looks kind of rustic.

No more toting around firewood in cardboard boxes like we did before. That was so ghetto.

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