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Burning Man detour: Taking refuge at Pyramid Lake

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After being turned away at the gate due to rain, some Burning Man attendees, like Janelle Coburn of Portland, Oregon (pictured), took refuge at Pyramid Lake.
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Pyramid Lake, Nevada | August 25, 2014 | 12:13 P.M.

Hundreds of RVs were turned away at the gate to Burning Man on Monday, after rains turned the Black Rock Desert playa into a soupy mess. Some “Burners” parked overnight at a Reno Walmart, while others took refuge in Gerlach, Nevada, or at Pyramid Lake, where Janelle Coburn of Portland, Orgeon, parked her bright yellow VW van and enjoyed the view.

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