Category Archives: Russell Towle

Celebrating the Creative Explorer Russell Towle

For more information, please email Russell’s brother, Richard L. Towle at RichTowle@gmail.com [Image: One of the big cedars in Four Horse Fat along the Big Granite Trail.] “From the DVD: Russell Towle was an avid hiker in the river canyons … Continue reading

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The Silent Procession: New Story by John Vonderlin

The Silent Procession Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, With my brother visiting from Oregon, I used the opportunity to come out to San Mateo’s beautiful coast and do some collecting of Marine Debris at Invisible Beach … Continue reading

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'The Notch' Gets to Know John Vonderlin & Friends

Story/photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, A couple of days ago I agreed to meet Larry and Meg at the rappel site on the blufftop above Acid Beach Cove, hoping to continue our exploration of this incredible … Continue reading

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RIP Russell Towle

Hello everyone. Let me start by saying that this is NOT Russell Towle writing you this message. This is his son, Greg Towle. I’m writing to you all because, last night, my father died in a car accident. This message … Continue reading

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Found: Kesey Film "Atlantis Rising" [Who & What's in it?]

John Vonderlin tracks down Ken Kesey’s “missing film”  Atlantis Rising, shot at Ano Nuevo, featuring Russell Towle’s remote cabin. Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal. net) Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) John Vonderlin (JV):   I was surprised to read that “Atlantis Rising” … Continue reading

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Russell Towle Asks: Is Kesey Ancient History?

Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) This body of material forms, as it were, the film companion to “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” It is quite an important aspect of our history. I find I am only echoing Tom Wolfe himself, who wrote … Continue reading

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South Coast & Hank Bradley's Beach Kingdom

Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) John Vonderlin (JV) Yes, the jeep road Hank Bradley would access his beach kingdom from still exists. It suffered some damage from the spectacularly high tide/big wave event we had this Spring, but … Continue reading

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There were TWO fog whistles…with one at Ano Nuevo

John Vonderlin (JV):   Here are some pages from Harvey Mowry’s book that concern the Fog Whistle. He gave me permission to use his book for educational purposes when I called him a month or so ago to track down … Continue reading

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Who is this genius, Merrill Bickford?

June says: Russell, I remember meeting Merrill. He’s the man I met at AN, near the big sculpture with his address on it. There were numbers carved in it. Russell Towle says: Cool. So you met Merrill! He was amazing. … Continue reading

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Forbidden AN…And more of the things I love

Captions/Photos by Russell Towle email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) The picture “cabin north” is just inside my tiny cabin looking north. My kitchen had a Corona hand mill I had bought via the Whole Earth Catalog. I ground up my own cream … Continue reading

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