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patrick compton

Trad climber
van
May 6, 2013 - 08:09am PT
^^^ Oh Snap!
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 6, 2013 - 08:17am PT
the truth though is that your climber or hiker or birdwatcher spent thousands of dollars on the tat he dragged up into the woods before he even got around to squatting there in public

and when you factor in the file cabinets worth of catalogues and gear reviews and inspirational litterature it took for them to even get out the door its quite clear that them who just said f*#k that! walked off and sat down are preforming an extrodinarially valuable public service

in comparison to the achievement crowd who thinks its ambitions and blinders rate priority seating
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Do they clean the grounds super well when they leave?

On the original link posted up-thread, there is a sub-link to a report on the last Rainbow clean up (toward the bottom, search for "cleanup"). Those guys go way way beyond what is required to return the land to its native state. Like an extra week of volunteer effort to make things pristine. Puts Yosemite Facelift to shame where most people work half a day then party. lol


Lot of hate on this thread. Kind of surprises me. I guess the $180 Mammut stretch climbing pants / $1000 portaledge crowd doesn't take the concept of "alternative" seriously. If you haven't noticed, the human race is well on the way to destroying our one and only planet. Seems to me its time to at least start thinking about other paradigms for existence other than "work/buy/work/buy/work/buy...." ad nauseam.

Having said that, I'll admit to having left early from the last Rainbow I went to in Arizona. Left my friends and spent July 4th (the main Rainbow gathering day) by myself on top of Mt. Sneffels. Can only take so much folk music and Indian love. ha ha
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 6, 2013 - 09:17am PT
All hippies are bad? Wow, that's lame.

Kinda like saying all climbers are bad, all blacks are bad, all Arabs are bad, all Christians are bad, all children are bad.

Look in the mirror brothers. The first as#@&%e you met today might have been the one you shaved this morning.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 6, 2013 - 09:23am PT
My gf and i hitched to the white mt AZ gathering in 79. No hippies gave us rides, just alcoholic good old boys. Slept in a plastic tube tent. Worked in the hare krishna kitchen and fasted most of my stay. Felt pretty groovy with my george harrison look hanging with ram das and wavy gravy.
That's where I found out that guitars don't work in drum circles.

Met lots of cool freaks but left me jaded by the the excess of moocher hippies.
Pre-burning man anything goes life experience that actually turned me away from my hippy ideals and towards a punk ethos.

Bad Climber

climber
May 6, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Thanks, Rocker. Good to hear.

BAd
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
May 6, 2013 - 10:10am PT
If you haven't noticed, the human race is well on the way to destroying our one and only planet. Seems to me its time to at least start thinking about other paradigms for existence other than "work/buy/work/buy/work/buy...." ad nauseam.

If you haven't noticed, the human race is well on the way to destroying our one and only planet. Seems to me its time to at least start thinking about other paradigms for existence other than "work/buy/work/buy/work/buy...." ad nauseam.

If you haven't noticed, the human race is well on the way to destroying our one and only planet. Seems to me its time to at least start thinking about other paradigms for existence other than "work/buy/work/buy/work/buy...." ad nauseam.

+3!!
Tarzan

Trad climber
Vegas
May 6, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Did the same 79' gathering in W.mtns. Showed up ready to move into "Peace Village"..an idea that BLM would turn over some wasted land of theirs and we would turn it into the utoipa it was ment to be. Turns out HIgh Hippy Elder with idea got laid plenty for being so beautiful but my car got broken into and all my sh#t and rifle and everything was gone while I hung out in the main circle in my teepee being cool. Found some of my sh#t in the recycle pile later. Ended up on the Oregon RB farm for 2 yrs after that and agree..street hippys mooch and suck. Should have stayed in Idywild and climbed.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 6, 2013 - 10:32am PT

self police'ing
anarchys downside

such an attractive nusiance that the law and order types have made it a practice to stop showering for a week, don their rags and show up JUST to rip and tear...

then run home and brag about their bravery


true tolerance means f*#king the living sh#t out of those 1%ers who cry like babies IF theyre not allowed to put words in their oppositions mouth



Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
May 6, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
The majority of "hippies" are way more harmonious, sincere and less consumptive than your average yuppie climber wanna be.

Hate on you hypocrites.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
May 6, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
I like freshly showered hippie women.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
May 6, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Little know factoid. Hippie wyms don't shave.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
May 6, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
I fear not the forest .
Ok that is TMI
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
May 6, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
hippies are alright, buzz kill people suck,


healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 6, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
What exactly does this have to do with Native Americans other than someone setup a tipi?
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 6, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Yeah, the Native American connection looks pretty weak.

Native American men were warriors or dead.

When I hang out at modern PowWows I noticed that if you are a Native American man and you are not a Marine Corps Veteran, you ain't squat.


Living nearly naked in the outdoors with minimal grooming seems to be something in common with the old ones.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
May 6, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
This body was in physical attendance at the 1978 gathering at Whitehorse Meadow in Oregon. There were swindlers there too, as with anywhere. This body carries many memories of this short gathering, mostly humorous, healthy and good. Also, some lifelong lessons on what's true and what's false. This body departed from and returned to the Great Curry Parking Lot for this long motor vehicle excursion with three other bodies in what was then called a VW Bug. This body would like to return and just sit and watch to see what has changed in 35 years.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
May 6, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Was on the road, w/ my gal in my bus '97? or so... living the "hippy" life.
We heard about, and showed up to a gathering in Idaho, I think.
The scene impressed me,at first, as it was so "off the grid", a sub-culture/ community removed from "the norm". Folks hugged us contantly, and exclaimed their love. We tried to get it, and kept our minds open,... but in the end, I remember feeling un-welcome. Like at a party, that everyone knows eachother, and you know no-one. Perhaps we didn't find our place... I know we didn't "look" the part, and felt that this was a factor... aaanyway, we stayed two days... I remember driving out, on the dirt road, Primus cranked on the stereo, back on the road...feeling free again. Anway, that' my Rainbow report. All the power to them though.








Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 7, 2013 - 04:18am PT
Q: What's the difference between a hippie chick and a hockey player?

I was gonna say something, but then I saw your post.....

The new hippie fashion is tie dye clothing with a flannel shirt. (I just attended a hippie fest this weekend in the mountains of West Virginia...)

Just when you thought hippie fashion was revolting enough - then they started mixing flannel with tie dye....

I still dig hippie chicks.

As Butthead says: "Bathe her, and bring her to me."

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
May 7, 2013 - 05:47am PT
clean your trash up, mutherfukers.....
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