RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
Howdy Folks and Welcome Home to the 43rd Annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes.
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43rd Annual Rainbow Family Gathering of the Tribes
We, who are brothers & sisters, children of God, families of life on earth, friends of nature & of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves Rainbow Family Tribe, humbly invite:
to join with us in gathering together for the purpose of expressing our sincere desire that there shall be peace on earth, harmony among all people. & to hold open worship, prayer, chanting or whatever is the want or desire of the people, for three days, but upon the fourth day of July at noon to ask that there be a meditative, contemplative silence wherein we, the invited people of the world may consider & give honor & respect to anyone or anything that has aided in the positive evolution of humankind & nature upon this, our most beloved & beautiful world -- asking blessing upon we people of this world & hope that we people can effectively proceed to evolve, expand, & live in harmony & peace.
Feel free to arrive a few weeks early to create the gathering and/or stay a few weeks late to clean it all up.
Please protect this Beautiful Land.
Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize - Blend in. Use only down, dead wood. Cut no living trees. Preserve the Meadows...camp in the Woods. We are caretakers of this land.
Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe!
Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing, washing above spring areas. Keep ALL soap (including biodegrable, Dr. Bronners, etc) out of streams, springs or the creek! Use a bucket to take your bath 60 feet away from the water source.
To be certain of drinking water: boil it for 20 minutes! Use the slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper & waste with ashes or lime, wash hands. Break the fly/illness connection: shit-fly-food-you! Dig no shitters near water areas or kitchens.
Protect our Health! Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and rinse in disinfectant-water.
Visit C.A.L.M./M.A.S.H. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease - or are injured.
Camp Together - Establish neighborhoods. Community Fires only! ~ Each with 5 gallon water bucket and shovel for Fire Protection. If you are the last to leave a fire PUT IT OUT!
Watch your gear: Be Responsible ~ "Tempt Not Lest Ye Be Lifted From."
Pets are discouraged but if you must bring them keep them fed, on a leash and out of the kitchens, springs & fights. Clean up their poop. Love them.
Cleanup begins when you arrive. Bring in only what is necessary. There is no janitor here...you are the cleanup crew. Separate Garbage for recycling. Don't litter - Find collection point. Compost in pits only.
You are the Gathering! Participate in Shanti Sena, the peace keepers council, and all activities, councils, work crews, workshops. Volunteer wherever needed: kitchens, welcome home, firewatch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc. R-E-S-P-E-C-T your Sisters & Brothers energies. Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People!
Alcohol is Discouraged, Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is contrary to the Spirit. Please take no photographs or videos of people without permission. Discourage Drug Abuse.
Buying and selling endangers our legal right to be here. The Magic Hat is our Bank, donate early to fund our Needs. The Magic Hat goes around at mealtime circles and with the Magic Hat Band.
Our power together is many times our power separated.
Enjoy the Rainbow with an open heart and you Will see the Vision.
Join us for July 4th Silent Contemplation & Prayer for Peace, respect those maintaining silence from dawn. Hold the silence until the arrival of the Children's Parade.
WE LOVE YOU!!!!
Extra tents, sleeping bags, sweaters, water proof shoes, tarps, jackets, wool stuff (lot's of wool). If you arrive for seed camp, be prepared for snow. We had three days and nights of snow starting on the Summer Solstice in 2003 when we were last in Utah. Bring stuff for yourself and lot's of extra gear to share with those who didn't bring enough to keep them warm and safe. Don't pitch tents under tree boughs if its snowing. Eventually the snow will pile up and come crashing down on your tent in one big pile. String a tarp using heavy rope and bungee cords at a diagonal to let the snow slide off easily and away from your tent.
Click here for the packing recommendations.
Please check back before you hit the road or leave internet access as updates will be provided as I get them. I will put a note with date/time updated.
Coordinates: N 40.42588 W 111.16520
Directions to the 2014 Rainbow Gathering in Utah in the Uinta National Forest –
All roads are of good quality, wide and gravel but very busy - BE AWARE. There are many other recreational users such as trucks pulling heavy trailer, many off road vehicles, and local traffic. The gravel roads can be very, very DUSTY making visibility difficult. Please be safe, take it slow, watch for traffic and wildlife.
From Points South of Salt Lake City: From Interstate 15 South of Salt Like City Exit Hwy 189 North at the south end of Provo, Utah. Drive approximately 27 miles north to Heber City. Or follow directions from Salt Lake City.
From Points East of Salt Lake City: From Interstate 80 east of Salt Lake City, take the Park City /US-40 East/US-189 South exit and drive south approximately 16 miles to Heber City. Or follow directions from Salt Lake City.
Best Route for Busses from Heber City, Utah: Off Route 40 north of town take State Road 32 towards Jordenelle State Park. Then pick up SR 35 in Frances, UT and go east about 15 miles on SR 35. Right after milemarker 15, look for Forest Service Road 054 (FS 54) on the right towards Mill Hollow Reservoir. This gravel road around the reservoir and campground can be congested and can be dusty. Drive about 13 miles and look for FS 901 on the left. Welcome HOME! If you come to the intersection of FS 83 and 54, you have gone too far – go back on FS 54 about ½ mile.
From Heber City, Utah via Route 40 and Center Street/Lake Creek Road (Free Range Sheep on this road as well as sheepdogs:
Head east at intersection of Main St. (State Road 40) and Center Street/Lake Creek Road. Travel east for 15 miles on a paved road until you reach the Uinta Forest Service boundary. At the FS boundary, the road turns to gravel and becomes Forest Service Road 083 (FS 83). Follow FS 83 about 5 miles to an intersection (the T) where FS 83 and FS 54 meet. Bear left onto FS 54 travel less than 1/2 mile to FS 901 on the right. Welcome Home!
From Salt Lake City via Interstate 80 and State Road 32 (Kamas, UT) and State Road 35 (Hanna, UT) – less congestion: Route 35 (SR 35) comes in from the north and is good for drivers that don‘t need to shop and want to avoid traffic. Total mileage is about 35 miles; it is about 15 miles once you are on SR 35. From 80: Head towards Kamas on SR 32. Pick up SR 35 in Frances, UT and go east about 14 miles on SR 35. Look for Forest Service Road 054 (FS 54) on the right towards Mill Hollow Reservoir. This gravel road around the reservoir and campground can be congested and can be dusty. Drive about 13 miles and look for FS 901 on the left. Welcome HOME! If you come to the intersection of FS 83 and 54, you have gone too far – go back on FS 54 about ½ mile.
From Fruitland, UT (just west of Fruitland 4 miles or so) via State Road 40 –probably most congested route into gathering: At mile marker 58 on Route 40, head north onto Currant Creek Road. Be aware of this turn, it is a sharp turn and there is often heavy traffic and it is known for wrecks. Follow Currant Creek Road through state wildlife and private land to the Uinta National Forest boundary about 8 miles where it becomes Forest Service Road 471 (FS 471). BE AWARE can be very dusty. Stay on FS 471 about 14 miles around the Currant Creek Reservoir but not into the campground, pass by the campground fork and bear right onto FS 82. Go up the hill to the intersection bear right at the “T” and take a right onto FS 83; go about 8 miles to the next intersection of FS 83 and FS 54. Take right onto FS 54; travel less than ½ mile to FS 901 on the right. Welcome Home!