I had the opportunity to spend last weekend with 40 friends and aquaintances camping in an undisclosed location hosted by the folks at flux factory. Jeff Stark and A’yen Tran led us on a “Going Places (Doing Stuff)” weekend for 36 hours of rock diving, camp-song singing, skinny dipping, shooting star-gazing, hiking, and the establishment of a new landmark, Babe Rock Island.
Our sweet ride, Vroom. The Vroom bus is a converted vegetable-oil powered bus that seats 40...er..comfortably.
Jeff, A'yen, and Jean, our fearless camp counselors
Singin' on the bus.
After 2 hours of traffic and driving songs, we stopped at “hell hole” somewhere near Bear Mountain. Chilled in a waterfall and leapt off a 20-foot rock into cool water.
Alita in the Babe waterfall
Stopped for a picnic lunch and decided to see what it felt like to be in a painting by one of the Hudson River School painters of the 19th century….
Kind of like this one….
"The Departure" (1837) by Thomas Cole
Arriving at camp for some much needed hammock time.
Jason, the Grillmaster
This is a cup made from a PBR can. This is as resourceful as I get.
Caution takes a post night swim hit.
Babes on a barge.
The view of the dock from Babe Rock Island.
My lovely sister likes to think I went on a “hipster camping” trip – turns out hipster camping is not unlike real people camping.
You can see the full gallery of photos here.