Waking up in the Northern California coastal forest after a long night of driving with a group of strangers can put things in perspective. The previous day I was picked up by the bulk of the $lave team for a two week camping and skating trip through the northwestern U.S. with the goal of making it up to Vancouver. The full story will be in an upcoming issue.
Black Label pro Peter Watkins was one of the guests on the trip.
Making our way up the 101.
Bottle was opened on the ride to the camp site.
Ben Raybourn is one of the Sand People.
In the morning I chased a kid into this hole, I thought he was a leprechaun and I'd get his gold. The little shit kicked me in the twig and berries.
What kind of wine do they sell there?
The outside wall of the park. Ben Raybourn wallride frontfoot kickoff.
Same day, different park. Jon Goemann, Peter and J-Hon setting up.
Danny D. 5-0 on the 9 inch War Pig.
Master chef and photog. J-Hon, Raybourn (in tent), Danny D. and talented video man Matt Winterburg.
With potential rain, we hit this park early.
Another amazing Oregon park.
Lincoln City park, cement wonderland built by the gods.
Downhill snake run to huge pocket.
Off to the side is the "garbage bowl", named because the left overs from the park were used to construct it.
More in part 2.