I have never personally been to Burning man. From what I hear it is one of the best experiences that a person can have, and it is rated high on my “things to do before I die” list.
Until that happens, I can only watch the occasional video showing how awesome it is. This time lapse by Jason Phipps shows the just how great and enormous the Playa is, starting with the week before the festival starts and ending with the night of the burn.
The picture sequence was taken from Old Razorback, aka Trego Peak about 5500 feet above sea level and over 4 linear miles from the center of Black Rock City.
“This video captures Burning Man 2013 from an elevation of 5495 feet above sea level and over 4 linear miles from the center of Black Rock City. Old Razorback, aka Trego Peak, provides a unique vista of this incredible annual event. Climbing to the peak of Old Razorback has become a challenging and rewarding tradition for our team. This is a view that most will never experience in person. It is our passion to share it with the world through the lens of a camera“
The snap of Google maps shows how far is Old Razorback from Black Rock City: