Peter Lebeck Chapter #1866

The Kern County Chapter of E Clampus Vitus ®
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Come Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Brothers of PXL Invite You to Join Us

For Our 6019 Spring Clampout at

Rockin' JA Ranch in Walker Basin!

Road to Rockin'JA.


Pinkie Wins $100 in the Raffle!'

Walker Basin is a unique location. It's where ranchers respect the flora so much that they will let oaks trees hitchhike in the middle of the road. It's also the only place we know where you as a Clamper can be in two places at once. All you have to do is stand on the corner of Walker Basin Road and Walker Basin Road to take it all in. And while you're there, consider that you may be nowhere at all, because, as Silent Sandy likes to say, "Clamping is Majikal!" And what could be more magical and stress relieving than spending a few days away in the mountains with the magical Brothers of PXL.

Gene Demonstrates Magikal Clamping!'


Our Spring Doin's is going to be really, really special. Starting Thursday, May 1st, we'll be clamping on an oak studded meadow of the Rockin' JA Ranch as guests of Al Price and his wider, Jayne Hotchkiss-Price. Thursday will be pretty much bring your own everything as the property will be open for the convenience of our brothers who would like to get started early. The Rockin' JA is one of several adjoining cattle ranches so make sure to shut any gates behind you and to keep you dogs in camp and crate them when they are not in your immediate presence. You'll also need to bring your own water.

Be Proclaimed the 'Yucca Master!'


On Friday we will begin our normal festivities, with set-up about mid-morning by the regulars and irregulars of Petey's Flying Circus. Everybody who helps out gets a commemorative pin.

At PXL we are known for our food. We provide four full meals starting with Friday night dinner, plus a continental breakfast on Sunday. Friday Dinner will be a hot serving of Dickhead's Cajun Seafood Jambalaya, followed by our "Third 'First Annual Yucca Off'." So Gentlemen, make sure you eat something to cut the vapors, then get ready to shake and share your favorite concoctions, because he who thinks that stirring is enough to win, ain't been to a PXL Clampout.



Saturday's epicurean highlights include our Graybeards' Potluck Breakfast - we have eggs, you bring meat -everybody wins. Then you get more meat for lunch. And if that wasn't enough, you get a one pound rib eye steak, baked potato and all the trimmings for dinner. Then stuffed in the middle of this meat sandwich you'll find one of the best PBC interrogations and HOCOs in all of Clamperdom - lubricated by the victims themselves. We guarantee that by the end of the ritual you'll be laughing your buns off and shouting "Satisfactory!" to the high heavens.

Had enough?'


So what are you waiting for? At PXL camaraderie comes first. Just make sure you bring warm clothing for the evenings because this is spring Clamping in the mountains. Fires will be allowed only if conditions permit, and then only in containers, but otherwise you'll have to pass the bottle, and who is going to argue with that?

We'd be honored to have you join us, and you'll be glad you did. To find out more, just go to our Spring 2014 Doin's Page where you can get a copy of our infallible fillable flyer, sign-up electronically for our doin's, and find a link to Google Maps.

To read about Clamping with Peter Lebeck in Kern County, just read on.


Hey, Pete? Now you gotta worry about plaque russlers!



Fort Tejon.

Kern County is a big place and it covers all kinds of terrain: from the driest portions of the Mojave Desert, to the snowiest pine forests of the Sierra Nevada; from the oak woodlands of Walker Basin to the still wild grasslands of the San Joaquin Valley. Then of course there is Fort Tejon, Pine Mountain, the Kern River Valley, the Tehachapis, and…you get the drift. Kern County IS a BIG and interesting place.

Walker Basin Clampout.

And needless to say, we do try to get around. So if you are looking for something different, always make sure to look us up when you are planning your Clamping Calendar. If you've Clamped the desert, try the mountains. If you've Clamped the mountains, try the desert. But always make an effort check with us because we may be going someplace you'd really, really enjoy, and we do get around.

Inyokern Clampout.

PXL Clampouts are not so large that you'll ever feel lost, and not so small that you'll ever feel like you're crashing someone's private party. Brothers visiting from other chapters are always made to feel welcome, and we especially encourage you to drop by if you live in Kern County or the adjoining areas of southern and central California.

At Peter Lebeck we plan two, full-weekend Clampouts every year, one in the spring and the other in the fall, and we favor overnight outings because we believe it is the surest way to make sure that each of our Brothers makes it home safely. At Peter Lebeck we also believe that Clamping is as much about plaquing as it is about camping and camaraderie, so we try to mount at least one erection every year and we try to Clamp near by. So won't you join us for the adventure? We'll make sure you get an extra helping of Timbo's beans.


Rankin Ranch Panorama.


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