Great Pacific Northwest
Dryside Gather

Beth on the Slut
24th Annual
July 23-26, 2015
White Bird, ID

N 45° 44.591' — W 116° 19.525'
[ For Google use: +45 44' 36.47", -116 19' 32.40" ]

The WetLeather Secret Cabal will be BOSSing the
24th GPNDG at White Bird, ID.

Last updated: 15-Jul-2015

The Site:

The Site

We are renting the entire Swiftwater RV site next to the bridge over the Salmon River just off the old Hwy 95 a mile south of White Bird, ID. Basically the entire grove of shade trees to the right of the bridge in the photo above (looking logically East).

The RV campground is at about 1,452' elevation directly on the shore of the Salmon River. Particularly good news is that there are NO mosquitos! Also, the Sliver Dollar Bar (a mile away) is very rustic, and has name brand bourbon for $2.25 a glass (as of summer, 2011). BTDT. Recommended.

Here are some scouting photos for your perusal.


Look for the signs just a couple hundred meters both north and south of mile marker 222 on the new Hwy 95. There is a map page with photos and better directions, distances, and location-aid photos. Or you can just plug in the coordinates from the page header above into your GPS or into Google Maps.


There are currently three pages: the scouting trip photos, some photos of businesses in White Bird taken in late September, 2011, and some scenic photos of Pittsburg Landing Road.


There are two very nice bathrooms in the main building, each with shower, plus 2 coin-operated washers, 2 coin-operated driers, a freezer (which we can use part of) and an old fashioned coin-operated phone. There is no cell phone service at the site. There is, however, WiFi, possibly for the first time at a Gather, and there is a small wall-mounted TV near the dryers.

The town of White Bird (Pop. 150) has a very small general store, two bars, two restaurants, and a tiny liquor store. Between White Bird and the RV park is Hoots, a restaurant/motel/gas station with 3 grades of gasoline and one of diesel.

We also have a list of nearby motels, if you'd rather credit-card camp...

Note 1: There are 22 RV posts with 110v power, no problems with CPAP machines!

Special Events:

A nice 1/2 day rafting trip down the Salmon River is in the works for Friday. The cost will be $70 per person (not included in your regular registration fee). For details (including how to pay for your spot) see the end of the registration page on or about May 1st. We do have a description of the adventure available now...

Also for Friday we're going pistol shooting up on a bluff just 15 min. from camp. The following folks have expressed interest: bjet, JC, SSJoanne, Brett, HMarc, Wanda, Gooz, Art, Becky, Randall, txd.

Saturday we're setting up a Sporting Clay round at Little Canyon. Presumably 100 targets for those up for it, or small multiples of 25 for those not quite so enthusiastic. So far we have: Gooz, HMarc, Carl, Ed H., Rolf, Brett, Mark Morland.

Safety Information:

General emergency 911
Syringa General Hospital
(208) 983-8590
Idaho County Sheriff
(208) 983-1100
Lewis County Sheriff
(Nesperce, ID)
(208) 983-1660


The Gather can't happen without volunteers, please consider offering to help in some capacity. There is a page here listing the sub-bosses for each major area of responsibility. Many of them need help. Please offer.


Registration is open! PayPal allows us 60 days to refund someone's payment without any charge, thus our traditional delay in opening registration.

The Signup List

There's a list of who's signed up already — though it may not be 100% up-to-date...

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