Posts Tagged ‘camper’

Scene From Under The Interstate: In San Francisco, Bicycle Theft Isn’t Just a Gig, It’s a Lifestyle

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Rent-free living under the I-80:

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On It Goes…

The Leashed Backpack Kitties of Haight Street – There’s Always Room for One More – Hang In There, Baby!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

There were at least two kittehs up there, that I know for sure:

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The First Arrival at Burning Man 2011 Plus the BM Founders All Together in San Francisco Plus the “Smoke Creek Gathering”

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

[More on Smoke Creek Gathering 2011 here.]

Well, this here was the first camper at Burning Man 2011:

Via John Curley - click to expand.

About what you might expect.

And here are the founders all together earlier this year in San Francisco

Via John Curley

Again, about what you might expect…

Stay happy, campers!

(Or Burners, whatever.)

But this year, the cool kids are at the Smoke Creek Gathering (which is news to me.) [UPDATE: Oh, the Wiki page is gone now? Well try the Uncyclopedia instead, why not?]

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:

  • A ban on driving, except for approved “mutant vehicles” and service vehicles.[1]
  • Safety standards on mutant vehicles.
  • Burning of art had to be on approved burn platforms.[2]
  • A ban on fireworks.[3]
  • A ban on firearms.[4]
  • A ban on dogs.[5]

At The Smoke Creek Gathering, no such rules are in effect and all attendees are responsible for their own safety.”

Stay happy, Gatherers!

End of Days Bumped Up from 2012 to May 21, 2011 – Alamo Sqaure RV Shows How Mayans Erred

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

You think the world will end in 2012, but that’s where you’re wrong.*

Turns out Armageddon is coming sooner than that.

As seen in the Western Addition, East of NoPA:

Those Mayans are totally pwned by this gambit. Well done.

*Whatever you do, DON”T “get the  toolbar.”

The Urban Campers of Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

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’s the remnants of a campground kitchen in the nearby Golden Gate Park Panhandle:

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.