Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10 Years of Oregon Volks Camps - 2012

for an introduction please see

Year of the Dragon

Randy, dainty under his Bus Jan 2012 Portland no fix, no go

Unsuperbowl at Nehalem by Wetwesties
In the asphalt loops, the bright sun and calm sea.
 Gypsie in the rays Nehalem Feb 2012 Jasan might be napping back there

 Vanwilder Feb 2012 Nehalem

 Mike and Bus both happy Feb 2012 Nehalem

 John too, but both are up to something....Feb 2012 Nehalem

 Kirk butts in HEY MAN IT'S about BUS PORTRAITS Feb 2012 Nehalem Bay 

Wayne and Party Pickle ready for anything in life Feb 2012 Nehalem Cascadia

 Bill and friend at ancient Native camp Nehalem Feb 2012 and a long walk back to camp

Bill, ?, Jasan, Stephan, ? Feb 2012 Nehalem Bay, on an uncommon Feb 2012
 man I could use some of that sun-shine 

Annual Badger Creek Camp 
Unseasonable snow out in the Cascades, lingering late.
Randy gets stuck down the chute, we get him out.
The sun comes out, in a golden orange snow canyon and winter fades,
Randy in Portland, the open road screaming to us March 2012
Randy you look good with the scruff

Down the chute in the night others arrive and all are well.
Yet another camp with a scary road?

Gypsie gives the "peace" sign Lil Badger March 2012

Mad eyes, pipe and chainsaw March 2012 Badger Creek March 2012 

Randy says I look like a Badger I guess he's right Bob March 2012 Topeka, KS

 Melissa Janelle and Gypsie quite a moment here March 2012 that is a big sandwich, Gypsie looks wanted by the FBI NO ONE is spared by the lens

 Mike Stephan and Sluggo at Badger Creek March 2012 on top of the canyon and in the sun
Still lots of snow in the backdrop Cascades

 Down at the creek and the sun is in the shadows Stephan Melissa Janelle and Mike March 2012
Lil Badger and Dutch Oven Peaches Watched by Four Hound-Dogs

Stoney stumble March 2012 Badger Creek
 late in the night and up in the woods Randy and Stephan they really do look crazy

Cot Creek Camp 
The end of the road, washed out, where a trail happens to be.
This series: Randy saying, "What?"
 What? Sluggo at Cot Ck. May 2012 

What?  Sluggo again at Cot Ck. May 2012
Late spring that year, it was cold up there I remember the snow

Annual Hambone Camp
Finally summer, with mad-biting insects and blue silk skies above the green
And the quiet of the depths of Oregon forest 
  Eva, adorable and ready for a week of wilderness Aug 2012 Salmon Huckleberry

"What?" Randy and Murphy the Dog clearing the old trail at Hambone July 2012 sorry man
"That dog ate my ______!!!!!!"  true story

Eva pesters Sluggo, who irritates Eva, who bothers Sluggo into the afternoon 2012 August Abbot Rd.

Down into Iron Ck. Canyon DJ Anthony Troy Don and Eva Aug 2012
No Randy?

 No, Randy is back at camp and spinning his sausage Aug 2012 this is what men do in the woods?

Anthony and Randy take it easy after all that activity Aug 2012 Abbot Rd.

One more walk in the golden green Don Randy Bob and Eva Salmon Huckleberry Country 
August 2012 clear that trail 

Upper Fanton Camp
An end of the road clearcut landing, once loaded log trucks with massive trees, now on the edge of Wilderness but shot-up TVs yet
This next series I call: Portrait of a Gypsie
 Stephan-Jake-Blues in the lovely September 2012 at Upper Fanton
they pulled some "big sticks" out of here (the forest, not Stephan)

 Stephan Sept 2012 glorious Roaring River woods  

"And he takes it all in" old man Gypsie Sept 2012 overlooking Roaring River country.

Abbot Road Camp
Formerly Twin Springs Forest Camp, abandoned and back-hoe trenched by your Forest Service
Due to this we were forced to camp on the road, a senseless fate for a 1930 CCC Camp in the old growth noble firs.
But we still had a great time in the fading summer.
 A sassy-assed DJ, Adam, Gypsie, Mike, and ? while Melissa walks off Sept 2012 Abbot Rd.
Bob is there by shadow alone

Gypsie explains the W-7h chord to Mike Sept 2012 but lovely music just the same

Later, Adam drove off the road in his vintage Chevy van, down a canyon and yet survived.
The van did not survive.
a subtle shift, and the season fades away Sept 2012 Abbot Rd.

Blair Lake Camp - Wilamette National Forest
A few hours south of Portland but in those same deep shaggy Cascades
Still, they get more rain so the forests are thicker and at higher elevations
which were very heavily logged over the past century
 Melissa, Mike, John, and Anthony head out on the old historic trail on a moody November 2012

Goons John little dog Tetley and Anthony on a chilly Nov 2012  

 Free at last!  John and DJ roam the forest near Blair Lk. November 2012
 the deep snow will soon arrive, a quilt 

Melissa Anthony and Janelle huddle by that little smoky fire Nov 2012 Blair Lake

Annual Solstice Camp
In the wet snow-firs just before Christmas
It is very quiet out there.
Randy and Mark on 46 Road Dec 2012 Clackamas River as the snow falls
In the summer this is a busy highway

 Randy stuffing his gut Dec 2012 Happy New Year!

 Randy in that cold winter fog Dec 2012 Pot Ck.

 Mark Jasan and Randy Dec 2012 cold Solstice Camp
 so tough they don't even need that burning fire back there

Mark Jasan and Randy Dec 2012 as that violet night rolls in, and a bottle of good whiskey
chase away the chill and the old year, hop on the dragon doesn't linger long.

Goodbye, Dragon and thanks for the ride.

And Gypsie wishes you a "Good Night" from our studios here in Portland.


  1. That's Troy on the far right in the Nehalem pic isn't it?

  2. This was a very musical year...actually, they all have been.