There were at least two kittehs up there, that I know for sure:
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[More on Smoke Creek Gathering 2011 here.]
Well, this here was the first camper at Burning Man 2011:
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About what you might expect.
And here are the founders all together earlier this year in San Francisco
Again, about what you might expect…
Stay happy, campers!
(Or Burners, whatever.)
Check it man, no rules, man:
“Based on the Trips to the Zone of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, the Smoke Creek gathering has been an underground event occurring for an unknown number of years. Its occurrence on the banks of Squaw Creek Reservoir on the northern edge of the vast Smoke Creek Desert has roughly coincided with Burning Man every year. It began as an informal gathering for “old-school” Burners (as attendees of the Burning Man event are called) who felt restricted by the controls imposed on event participants as the event grew in size. A few veterans who wished to make their own rules left to camp at the free Bureau of Land Management-managed campgrounds at the lakeside of the Squaw Valley Reservoir once Black Rock City, LLC imposed the following restrictions:
At The Smoke Creek Gathering, no such rules are in effect and all attendees are responsible for their own safety.”
Stay happy, Gatherers!
The three youths here sleeping through mid-morning rain in the Upper Haight area typify some of the homeless of San Francisco. These Alexander Supertramps carry backpacks and sleeping bags, just like campers at a national park.
Three teens at Clayton and Page, just two blocks away from the landmark Ben and Jerry’s: Click to expand:
And here are your facilities (trucked in all the way from Kentucky) – it’s the Panhandle bathroom near Ashbury Street. It looks just like what some Yosemite Park campers get.
So that’s Urban Camping as practiced by the youths of Hashbury.