William lives in northern California, not as far north as Black Bear Ranch (a well-known commune especially in the 60s and 70s in northern California, but pretty far north, and off the grid - (meaning he generates his own electricity, and has his own water supply) and seems to live a pretty sane life. Not a Friend (Quaker), he came with a friend who is active in a Quaker Meeting on the north coast. William gets internet from a satellite dish and uses it for managing his money, etc., was unsure what he'd find at a Quaker Gathering, and was pleasantly surprised by the easy-goingness of this gathering, I think. As a hippy in the 1960s and 70s, he is still living as a kind of hippy. (I lived from 1979-1987 in Portland, Oregon, in collective houses, while studying at Reed College, and know the culture of the west coast of which we are both are a part, - especially influenced by the forests everywhere from the north coast of California well into British Columbia; I was active in the Cathedral Forest Action Group which was engaged in nonviolent activism to preserve Old Growth forests in the Pacific NW in the mid-1980s).
I was delighted to meet William, and we may meet at Harbin at some point to see how being at Harbin jogs his memory, and what else I can come to understand particularly about the late 1960s and early 70s vis-a-vis Harbin. He spent a fair amount of time at Harbin throughout the 1970s and some of the 1980s, he said, and was last there in 1991. He remembered the Village Path, and mentioned an old bridge perhaps near the warehouse. I would guess that much of Harbin was similar then to today, since Ishvara and Heart Consciousness Church and folks at Harbin then inherited the existing guest buildings. A room cost $8-10 a night in the late 70s, William said.
I want to learn about the silver space ship near Harbin warm pool. I would guess it was there for tripping, and as an evocative symbol.
(Some links about Don Hamrick I've found:
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/10/witch-hazel-met-someone-today-who-had.html - October 17, 2010)