Richard Salzman invites you to a celebration behind the Redwood Curtain the 11th Annual Community Cookout at Pamplin Grove Humboldt County, Ca August 2nd & 3rd, 2014
The Redwood Curtain divides the North Coast of California from the rest of the world. Ask the Spanish. To protect Spain's claimed land, they were to build missions and presidios a days ride apart from Loretto to Anchorage...a hundred years later they couldn't make it above Santa Rosa.
Europeans didn't find Humboldt by land until 1849. No road came through till 1914. Thus the Redwood Curtain has been spared some of the blight of the rest of the world. True, there are lots of huge old growth Redwood stumps. But there is a special place where the celebration remains whole among the giants. Pamplin Grove.
Ask anyone who''s been! It is a fabulous place to spend a weekend, or just cruise in for dinner inside this majestic cathedral of old growth redwoods on the banks of the Van Duzen River. Warm your heart with thoughts of skinny dipping the wild river under the hot August sun. Celebrate with nature.
Friends, family and well behaved dogs are all welcome. Individual campsites sleeps from 1 to 15 people. You can pretty much get all you want to eat up at the cookhouse, so if you are camping, you don't need much more then a tent, a sleeping bag and pad to be comfortable. Interesting people in abundance. Music, sunshine, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming holes and a bonfire are included.
Gates open Saturday morning the 2nd and the big potluck dinner is late that afternoon. A breakfast will be served at the cookhouse on Sunday morning August 3rd and a supper later that day for those wishing to stay a second night.
Car pools from the airport and loaner camping gear can be arranged for out of town guests, and if you don't want to camp, there are motels in nearby Fortuna. You are also welcome to just come out for the day and enjoy the big potluck on Saturday.
RSVP for directions, gate combination, Airport carpooling, or to arrange early arrival on Aug 1st.