Black Rock Desert
A woman died at the Burning Man festival in northern Nevada early Thursday morning after she was reportedly run over by a bus carrying festival goers.
Day one of Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert has turned into a bummer. A freak rainstorm has drenched the festival, forcing organizers to cancel events and lock out thousands of campers because of flooding and mud.
A federal official said Saturday that gate management at Burning Man was tightened when organizers got close to a permitted capacity of 68,000.
A year after being placed on probation for drawing too many people, the Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert attracted crowds well within the maximum cap allowed by federal land managers.
More than 50,000 revelers are gathering on the northern Nevada desert for the climax of the annual Burning Man counterculture festival.
This is the 25th anniversary of Burning Man, a celebration of art, invention and independence. And for the first time, the event, which continues through Saturday…