Right call with Crazy Ed. I remember the six of us taking off at night, first night, to Devastated to check out the sky. We got out of our cars, looked up, and couldn't figure out constellations, it looked so incredibly dark and full of stars. Of course, the car headlights played tricks with our vision - so the sky looked absolutely black up there.
Sterngold, late comer. Shade, moved to AZ. Kukl.... oh man....
Everyone is in the dark at their scopes. Maybe 30 of us in the Devastated parking lot. We didn't hear Kukl walk over to the bathrooms, but when he came back....
He shortcutted, leaving the path, looking up at the sky as he walked back toward the others, absolutely quiet out there. Then, he rammed his stepping foot into a rock, and went belly first (he had copious belly), landed gut first on a big boulder, and all the air in him rushed out of his throat, sounding like some wild animal in full attack mode.
Everyone froze, then ran into our cars.
A minute later, someone said.... "Kulk?".
Sheepishly, Kukl answered....
Good we all brought changes of clothes.
There's a thousand stories from Lassen/Shingletown/GSSP. That's one of 'em.
How about "Clampers", or the star party street walker?