Rode there this weekend. It was nice. Amazing scenery. The Playa is huge 30 miles wide by 90 miles long. We got caught out on it in a sandstorm.
Visabillty was less than 30 feet when the storm came in.
We navigated back in via the "breadcrumbs" from our GPS's - a handy feature
Left VCR Thursday evening rode to Salem. In to Gerlach Friday. Had two great meals, hung out with a bunch of like minded folks.
Left Sunday at 5:30 am home in Kits by 7:30 pm. As my bike gets broken in mileage seems to be going up a tad. I got over 700 kms on my two tanks with still 4 litres unused.
It was cold on the Desert -3 Sunday morning, snow in mountains and the sunrise was amazing Sunday. Lots of deer and with the open range cattle are a worry at night.
Bike just passed 130k km - must remember to change the oil soon