West Virginia July 1 - 7, 2005

The main meadow
Elevation here is 2400 ft. The hilltops are about 2800 ft.

The swimming hole
One of several I'm told.

This is a view from outer space

No Gathering would be complete without drumming.

El-Dento! Loud, proud, and ready for some non-stop drumming.

What good would a drum be without a strap. Mine is woven from natural hemp cord. The strap is woven with a series of Josephine knots; after a few years they tend to lose their figure. One end of the strap is intertwined around the rim, the other end is finished with a braided handle for easy carrying.

This is Cricket.
She has a split head (splitting headache) so gets to stay behind.