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30 Photos of Burning Man 2013 as Shot By Arizona Artists
Courtesy of Tripod Tripod's photograph of the ceiling of the Zonotopia and the Quasicrystalline Conjunction structures at Burning Man.
Visionary arts and counterculture event Burning Man is akin to a feast for the senses writ large. Very large. Or at least that's how some of the Valley creatives who frequently attend the epic week-long festival each year out in Nevada's desert hinterlands describe the experience.
It's a seven-day communal hurly-burly of sights and sounds that overflows with an often-surreal surfeit of art, music, and fantastical elements that's attended by more than 50,000 people. Given the unique nature of the event and the unforgettable collection of artwork both bizarre and beautiful that it features, a camera is as much of a necessity as water or camping gear.
Camelback Mountain's reformed Echo Canyon Trail, trail-head, and parking area will re-open to the public on November 30, officials say.
When the short, popular summit trail closed on January 28th for a $3 million renovation, hikers were told only that they could come back sometime in the fall. Now, says David Urbinato, Phoenix parks and recreation department spokesman, a "firm" re-opening date has been set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.