Just a quick update on Gore 2005, after speaking with organizer Mark Joffe (RapidPulse), and Denise (BLM).
BLM will be posting an area closure map and miscelleneous restrictions sometime next week. The access map will include access by foot into the canyon from the take-out. FYI, the railroad is 100% closed for access this year. Spectators will be able to access Tunnel by foot from the takeout.
Beer. 100% of the proceeds from beer sales will go to non-profits. The list of non-profits includes: Colorado Whitewater Association (CWWA), USA Raft teams (Men and Women), and the college trust fund for Lydia Dreher (3yr child whose dad perished while kayaking Pine Creek earlier this year). Support these non-profits by drinking lots of beer.
Food and coffee. There will be plenty of food and coffee for everybody, from Saturday through Sunday morning. Bring coin for food, coffee and beer.
Camping. The BLM will be inforcing permits and camping passes over the Gore weekend. Make sure to pay for camping and parking to avoid fines.
Video and Music. Feel free to bring videos to show on the big screen. Last year's band will be playing on top of the bus, while videos will be showing under the band on the side of the bus.
Any questions, post here. I'm headed to OR in a few but can get any questions answered by the BLM or the event organizers next week.