Anyway, sniffing around, as I say, and I come across this image:
And it comes from this blog post: http://www.thedoctorweighsin.com/so-who-needs-state-and-national-parks-anyway/
I only infer June 1969 because that's how the picture is dated. The I go to GDAO, and indeed it looks to be a photo shoot for Aoxomoxoa. Here's the GDAO cite:
Hamilton, Sylvia Clarke, “Aoxomoxoa photo shoot at Rancho Olompali: Bob Weir, Ken Babbs (?), Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Tom Constanten, Mickey Hart, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, with photographer Tom Weir in the foreground,” Grateful Dead Archive Online, accessed January 20, 2014, http://www.gdao.org/items/show/831005.
The picture is not available online at GDAO, it says on-site access only. Happy to have found it!
Who is the mystery man back there? GDAO has question marks for Ken Babbs.
If you love Olompali, and you should, check out that nice little blog post, which reminds us to think and act in preserving spaces like Olompali. What follow are some pix I took there July 6, 2011.
While I am in this space, let me drop a few more breadcrumbs:
- Next time I am in town, looks like I might want to check out the Marin Museum of the American Indian, in Novato.
- Looking forward to "Olompali: A California Story", a documentary in the works by Gregg Gibbs and Maura McCoy.
- Summer 2010 I visited the "Ranching and Rockin' at Olompali" exhibit at the Marin History Museum, which was really nicely done.