Where will the gathering be?

We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2017 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the state of Oregon. For directions, click here.

To find out how to get into the gathering without getting a mandatory court appearance ticket, click here and check out the right side-bar. To reach a human being, email Karin.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Welcome Home (a.k.a. Directions to the Gathering)

 Updated 6/20/17 @ 3:30 p.m. California time - updates will be posted on and off through June 22 or 23.
Welcome Home
46th Annual Rainbow Family Gathering of the Tribes

Last week of June (give or take) to July 7

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
 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.

RAP 107 ~ Gathering Consciousness

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. 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 the July 4th Silent Contemplation & Prayer for Peace, respect those maintaining silence from dawn. Hold the silence until the arrival of the Children's Parade and all the children are in the center of our circle.

Click here for the some suggestions on what to bring. Remember the more you bring in the more you need to hike out and take home.


Spring council for the 46th annual rainbow family of living light gathering of the tribes reached consensus by passing the feather in silence as follows:  "The 2017 Annual Rainbow Family Gathering of Living Light will take place at Flagtail meadows."

***** DIRECTIONS *****

The gathering is taking place at Flagtail Meadows in the Malheur National Forest south of John Day, Oregon.

From the south:  Take the interstate of your choice to Highway 395 anywhere in California, Nevada, or Oregon to Seneca, Oregon on Hwy 395. About 8 miles north of Seneca, turn left on Izee-Paulina Lane (Road 63). Continue for 11 miles. You should pass the Diabartolo Ranches. Turn right on Forest Service Road 24 go 2 miles. Take the second left. WELCOME HOME.

From the north:  Take the interstate of your choice to Highway 395 anywhere in Washington or Oregon to John Day, Oregon on Hwy 395. Go south on Hwy 395 17 miles. Turn right on Izee-Paulina Lane (Road 63). Continue for 11 miles. You should pass the Diabartolo Ranches. Turn right on Forest Service Road 24 go 2 miles. Take the second left. WELCOME HOME.

TIP!  In the early days, the USFS may change the parking rules multiple times and the parking that was legal when you put your car there may become illegal two days later. Stay plugged in to the parking rules on a daily basis for at least the next week or two if you want to avoid your car being ticketed to towed.

WARNING!  LEOs are sitting at the intersection of Grant County Road 63 and Forest Service Road 24 and looking to pull people over for anything they can pull you over for. Read the side bar post to learn how to avoid a mandatory court appearance ticket.

Some ACME Mapper Site Images

Click here for a handy printable version of this information in PDF format.

Misc. Info

Elevation is about 5,200 feet at the meadow. Folks on site now setting up Handicamp. If you have mobility limitations, please ask for Handicamp when you arrive.

I think the coordinates are N44.20043° W119.23107° Datum: NAD83 or N 44.20014 W 119.22926

Some folks are saying the cheapest airport for last minute flights is into BOISE, IDAHO. 

GAS:  Oregon does not allow people to pump their own gas. Most gas stations in this area are only open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rumor is some gas stations will allow self-serve outside of these hours but only with a credit card. Some family have tried this and it didn't work -- so be prepared. Gas stations are far and few apart in this part of Oregon. UPDATE: Gas Stations in rural Oregon towns are allowed to offer self serve by credit card after hours, but a local gas attendant said that many stations do NOT leave their pumps ON. They turn them off when they close. So this opportunity will be sporadic. Rumor has it that the SHELL STATION in Canyon City, 2 miles south of John Day, leaves their pumps on at night and you can purchase gas with a credit card.

Be prepared for sunny days and cool nights into the 40s. Rain happens in Oregon.

If you have questions about parking and shuttles, click here

Please copy and distribute freely. Ignore all rumors of cancellation.


  1. PS - I wanted to share this whole spiel publicly with others but could't find a SHARE button or means of sharing it so others can see exactly what's here. How do you do it? In lieu of not knowing how to share this valuable info with others, please send any other info about this or future gatherings to Paul Beckman (Palu Rainbow Song) at the following email account... PaluRainbowSong@gmail.com (thanks!)

  2. Use your turn signals, high fire danger -- please community fires only and if it continues to be dry there may be a total fire ban, be prepared for cold nights and hot days.


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