[GPNDG] 2000

July 13, 14,15,16 — 2000
Crescent Lake, OR

N 43° 29.209'     W 121° 57.512'

The 9th annual GPNDG

Various folks have posted photos of the year 2000 event: The Great Pacific NorthWest Dryside Gather is the 'premier' WetLeather gathering (campout) of the year. The Gather'00 Bosses, Shannon and Gary Kelley, picked the Crescent Lake site in Oregon we used a couple years ago.

The Y2K GPNDG was held at the Simax Group Camp at Crescent Lake, Oregon in the Deschutes National Forest. The campground is located on the NE shore of Crescent Lake just south of Highway 58, and roughly 50 miles north of Crater Lake, OR. The Gather fee has not yet been determined. It will probably be announced here (and on the GPNDG and WetLeather mailing lists) in early 2000.

A New/Old Twist

This year, the Gather started on Thursday night, which was designated "Nostalgia Night". In the old tradition of the earliest Gathers, the evening's repast was cook-your-own-Brats.


Special Activities:


To register, use this online form. You will have to print it and mail it to the Finance Minister, directions are given on the form. The cost is a flat $38 this year, no matter how many days you plan to attend. See next section if you want to register online.

You may also check on who's signed up already...

Online Registration

For you procrastinators out there, you can CHARGE your Gather fee! Is there a catch? Well, yes. It will cost you an extra $2 to cover the service charge.
  1. Email me your registration information:
             Vegie: Yes or No
             Expected arrival: Thu  Fri  Sat
             Vehicle type:
             Emergency Contact Name:
             Emergency Contact Phone:

  2. Log on to http://www.tradesafe.com and register as a buyer.

  3. Initiate a 'Buy' transaction. Enter the seller's email as 'shannonk@cnnw.net', the Description as "Gather Registration for John and Jane Moto". Enter the price as $40.

You may also check on who's signed up already...

Maps, Directions, Photos

There are three maps plus some written directions available.

Dr. Wetleather took some photos of the campsite and general area...

This year we will have an emergency phone at the site should someone need to contact you while you are there. This will be for bonafide emergencies only -- really serious stuff, no kidding. The phone will be on during the entire Thursday through Sunday of the Gather. The number is:

Emergency phone:
+1 (503) 784-0760

(07/13/2000 thru 07/16/2000 only)

Join the GPNDG mailing list!

We have a special-purpose electronic mailing list to discuss The Gather. Volume is very low until awhile before, and just after, the actual event. To join send a simple 1-line message to listproc@micapeak.com with any subject (the Subject: line is ignored) and a message body of:
subscribe GPNDG Albert Einstein
where you replace "Albert Einstein" with your real name (no nicknames please). You will receive an automated reply welcoming you to the list, and information about how to unsubscribe, set various configurable options, etc. Don't forget to save the message for later reference...


All volunteers are enthusiatically invited to contact me or the appropriate sub-boss (bOSS):

Da BOSS(es): Gary and Shannon Kelley
Finance Minister: Shannon Kelley (shannonk@cnnw.net)
Food Boss(es): Thu Dinner: The Kelleys (Cook your own Bratwurst!)
Fri Breakfast: Art & Becky Ellison
Fri Dinner: Rick McKee
Sat Breakfast: Tony Jones
Sat Dinner: Reo Brothers BBQ (catered, yeah!)
Sun Breakfast: Grab'n'Go items/Self-service
Dessert Queens: Ellen Carrico and 'Cesca Wainwright
Coffee Brewers: Martin and Carol Golding
Labour Boss: Bob Taylor (aka bjet, and former BOSS)
Web stuff: H. Marc Lewis (wizard@micapeak.com)
Music: TBD
Misc.: TBD