Forest Service Prepares For Giant Rainbow Campout - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Forest Service Prepares For Giant Rainbow Campout

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A recent Rainbow Family gathering in the Colville National Forest may have been a taste of next year's national gathering of 10,000 or more.

The Spokesman-Review says as many as 300 of the wanderers and their dogs gathered in an area of the Colville forest called Bartlett Meadows in Pend Oreille County in August.

According to welcomehere.org, an unofficial website of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, one of the state's six national forests will be chosen as the site of the 2011 Annual Rainbow
Gathering July 1-7.

The specific location will not be decided until mid-June. The Rainbow Family has been meeting in U.S. national forests since 1972. Its annual gathering attracts from 10,000 to 30,000 people. It occurred once before in Washington in the Colville National Forest in 1981.
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