Main Info

The 15th convening of GGBY Highline Gathering will take place starting Sunday, November 20th through Thursday, November 24th of 2022 for 5 days of highlining, workshops, community fires, and other fun activities.

Tickets and ticket pricing will be available in August.

Mission

The mission of GGBY Highline Gathering is to empower adventurous experiences and positive connections with friends, our community, the environment, and ourselves through highlining and other flow activities during the week of Thanksgiving.

Values

Empowering, supporting, and inspiring others

Having respect, honesty, and integrity for all individuals

Honoring the rights of individuals and communities

Taking responsibility and offering one’s gifts and resources to the community

Being great stewards in the protection and service of our environment

History of GGBY

GGBY stands for Gobble Gobble Bitches, Yeah and first started over a decade ago back in 2008 during the week of Thanksgiving as an informal get-together of friends who wanted to highline.

Shot and edited by Drew Balfour

Organizers

GGBY Highline Gathering has been organized over the years by many amazing people who contributed their resources, time, experience, equipment, and energy towards making this magical event possible.

As of the 10th anniversary in 2017, GGBY has been an officially permitted and insured gathering coordinated and organized by Slackline U.S. and its GGBY Organizing Committee. The committee consists of a volunteer team of managers who give hundreds of hours individually throughout the year to care to the logistics of GGBY. The committee recognizes the dozens of individuals, throughout the years and currently, who volunteer, assist, or sponsor. The Gathering is a community organized event where everyone has a part in organizing and contributing.

Dan Walsh
Dan WalshLead Event Organizer
Tiffany Moyer
Tiffany MoyerEvent Producer & Programming Manager
Jesse Faircloth
Jesse FairclothSustainability Manager
Jerry Miszewski
Jerry MiszewskiHighline Manager
Michael Melner
Michael MelnerOperations Director
Mark ThompsonEvent Director
Jacque GarciaCommunications Director
Ethan Arkin
Ethan ArkinMedical Manager
Michelle Griffith
Michelle GriffithWorkshop Manager
Katrin Bell
Katrin BellPhotography Manager & Dog Ambassador Manager
Spencer Seabrooke
Spencer SeabrookeNightlife Manager
Daniel Tulberg
Daniel TulbergTransportation Manager
RachelAnne Kersh
RachelAnne KershVolunteer Kitchen Manager

Slackline U.S.

Slackline U.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is the official organizer of GGBY Highline Gathering. The mission of Slackline U.S. is to assist in access management for the slackline community, encourage conservation, and foster safe practices in all forms of slacklining through education and community development. Slackline U.S. is supported by its members.  In 2017, Slackline U.S. became the official organizer of GGBY after increased use in the area during Thanksgiving week became unsustainable and began having a hazardous impact on the local ecology. As a result of organizing the event, parking, camping, and waste management issues were better contained and conditions improved. The goal for future years is to continue to protect both access to the Fruit Bowl as well as the environment. You can support the mission and work of Slackline U.S. by becoming a member today!

Toilet at the Fruit Bowl Fund

The newly constructed toilet at the Fruit Bowl built in March 2021.

Slackline U.S. is excited to announce that since organizing GGBY since 2017 it raised and donated $6,000 to the Bureau of Land Management for the construction of a toilet at the Fruit Bowl. In years past, human waste has been found all over the Fruit Bowl with people stepping in other people’s waste! Since 2017, Slackline U.S. worked hard to contain human waste during the week of GGBY by setting up and managing port-o-potties and groovers in the parking lot and campsites, respectively. Over 300 gallons of waste are collected and properly disposed of instead of going into the environment! The community goal was to construct a toilet in the Fruit Bowl parking lot to mitigate human waste during the rest of the year.  These toilets are not cheap though. The minimum construction cost was just over $10,000 (pictured left). In March of 2021, the toilet was constructed and operational.  We thank you, the community, and our BLM partners! You can continue to help with GGBY and other Slackline U.S. projects by purchasing GGBY tickets and t-shirts, donating to Slackline U.S., and by becoming a member today!