I wasn’t going to do this because I didn’t get a picture of the actual camp, but I have so few readers, that when one makes a special request, I feel obligated to comply. Here’s to you, Ski3pin, wish I knew your real name.
As a Tuolumne County resident, it pains me that the Festival isn’t at Evergreen – Camp Mather anymore due to the Rim Fire, but if you have to move, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is a pretty nice substitute. Their trees are in much better shape than ours. Bark Beetle is doing a number on the foothills.
I also go to a festival in Canso, Nova Scotia (five times in 9 years – crazy, but true) and have seen Dave Gunning every time. So when he was at Millpond last year and Strawberry this year, I had to go and cheer for the guy. He has really developed as a performer.
I also like to support the locals that I know. Cynthia Restivo (here) and BZ Smith are amazing storytellers. BZ’s story at the Sunday Revival was charming, a metaphor for the changes that Strawberry has endured in recent years. It was well received. Below is the Revival crowd.
Like I said, I somehow didn’t get a picture of the campsite. They really pack them in. I had to claim two sites since my friend was driving up from L.A. I found a level spot for her tent, and used my Lynx levelers to create a level place for me. The only problem was the two year old next door. He woke up crying every morning, but other than that, they were a charming family.
Parking for 4 days was a test of the refrigerator’s draining the battery. It only lasted a day and a half, and running the truck for 20 minutes didn’t help much. So I came home and bought a Renogy Solar panel online. Now the fun starts trying to decide how to set it up. Portable or fixed mount? Hmmm…