Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Burning Man Shrine (Aspen Mountain)

This is from the Wikipedia web site:   "Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States.   The event starts on the Monday before the American Labor Day holiday, and ends on the holiday itself.  It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening.  The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.   Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC.  In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man.   2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24.  In April 2011, Larry Harvey announced that the Org had begun the process of transitioning management of the festival over to a new non-profit called the 'Burningman Project.'"
The Burning Man Shrine existed only for a short time during the 2011-12 ski season.  It was located on Aspen Mountain near Perry's Prowl.  It is not there anymore.  Photos of it are below; photo credit to James Mayo.
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Sanctuaries in the Snow

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