Update: San Francisco Peaks Convergence

From Infoshop.org

Today is day six of the cook shack convergence on the Holy San Francisco Peaks. What follows is a short collection of videos and photos that have come out of the cook shack convergence as well as background information on the encampment against further desecration and destruction.

Monday July 18, was an intense day at camp. The mountain was host to an intense hail storm that left piles of hail at the base of everyone’s tents. There was also intense thunder and lightning throughout the day and night. This did however lead to a brief halt in construction though. Unfortunately, once the hail letup workers resumed destruction quickly. Huge fires have been consuming the slash-piles at the base of the mountain day and night.

We have been visited from friends as far away as LA. On Friday July 15 LA Food Not Bombs came out to support the camp with a crew ready to cook. They helped the camp till Sunday. Since then meals have been taken on by the rest of the camp. The camp has received a large amount of in-town-support in the form of food donations as well as basic camping supplies in response to a call-out for supplies from the cook shack. The camp has fluctuated in numbers since Friday but camp spirits have remained positive throughout everyone’s stay.

Interactions with security and the state in general have been minimal. However a few brushins and one trespassing citation have emerged from the almost week-long stay. The upper parking lot area where cookshack is located is a day use area only meaning, technically during the times of 8pm and 6am when snowbowl road is closed the upper parking lot is as well. On the morning of the 16, as two campers approached their vehicle between 5-6am had a snowbowl security personnel speed towards them and take their pictures with zero consent or any beforehand interaction. The security guard later approached and asked one of the campers if they would mind filling out a form with their persynal information. When the camper refused to do so and stated that they were being profiled. The security guard deferred to a “i’m just doing my job” stance and further stated that Snowbowl instructed him to document everyone that was in the upper parking lot area past the day use hours. He said it was due to “suspicious activity” occurring in the parking lot.

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