About two hours north of San Francisco, nestled under the towering redwoods of Monte Rio, the Bohemian Grove just concluded its 18-day long, male-only summer camp for the 147th consecutive year.
Contention surrounds the Grove. The national spotlight is on the Grove’s exclusion of women and inclusion of powerful, elite men. Conspiracy theorists rave about alleged rituals and schemes. The truth? KRCB’s Isabella Bloom has the story.
(Image: The Monte Rio woods near the Bohemian Grove encampment. Credit: Isabella Bloom)
During their two-week encampment, the Grove employs many locals and provides big-name talent for the annual Monte Rio Variety Show. You can hear that story here.