43rd Annual Rainbow Family Gathering of the Tribes
Updated 6/26/14 9:00 a.m. California Time
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:
- All races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals -- out of love.
- All nations & national leaders -- out of respect
- All religions & religious leaders -- out of faith
- All politicians -- out of charity
Feel free to arrive a few weeks early to create the gathering and/or stay a few weeks late to clean it all up.
NOTE: High elevation gathering - be alert for signs of altitude sickness in yourself and in others. . Drink one gallon of water per day. Bring Osha Root to help with altitude adjustment (check with a medical professional if you're pregnant or nursing). Take it easy your first few days and let your body adjust. (6:15 PM 6/16/14)
NO CELL RECEPTION ON SITE. NO WIFI ON SITE. Before you leave the nearest town, please call whoever you need to and let them know you will be out of contact and give them an approximate date when they will hear from you again. This saves everyone a lot of work, reduces stress among the people who care for you and means I won't have five hundred emails from concerned family members when I make it home from the gathering. (6/26/14 6:40 a.m.)
This site is not super wagon friendly, nor is it super wagon unfriendly. Wheel barrows or single wheeled carts are probably better than 4 wheel wagons - although the path can be done with a four wheel wagon (but not without some rough patches) I've been told. You're going to be hiking a mile or more from your car to your camping spot so be prepared. While that may not seem like much, if you normally live at sea level and are now at 9,000 feet, there is a high likelyhood you will feel the difference when you arrive and the hike in will seem much further. Plan accordingly. (6/26/14 6:40 a.m.)
For a topo map of the gathering with kitchens, parking, trails, etc. click here. (6/26/14 7:00 a.m.)
RAP 107 ~ Gathering ConsciousnessPlease 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.
PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT !!!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.
Be prepared for cold nights (into the 30s) and sunny days. Critical things to bring:
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.
Be prepared for a rough hike in. Give yourself three hours unless you normally live at 9,000 foot elevation. Between the terrian and adjusting to the altitude plan on slow going. (6/26/14 7 am)
***** DIRECTIONS *****
Click here for PDF document that's easy to print out of the directionsPlease 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.
On the link - A indicates parking; B indicates Bus Village. View Topo Map
View Google Maps showing relationship to Heber City, Provo, Salt Lake City and Park City. (added links to maps 6:15 PM on 6/16/14)
If you need a ride or have a ride to share, post on your local Craigs list, try the ride share links to the right, or hit you local potluck/drum circle to connect up with people.
Click here for a topo map of the site. Click here for a topo map of the surrounding area. Warning these are larger PDF documents.