Hoosier National Forest Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes for World Peace &
September 25th - October 1st, 1995
(seed camp starts Sept. 17 - 24)
Rainbow Family Welcomes all people and all colors of the rainbow!
- Water... no water source at the site.
Water containers. Cooking equipment. Fresh veggies and camping items.
- Toilet paper.
- Tools - Shovel, Ax, Bow saw, etc.
- Drums, guitars, other forms of music (no radios please).
- Good vibes! Bring a friend! No alcohol.
- Help with seed camp is welcomed and needed!
- Bring your love light and let it shine!
The location will be approximately 25 miles south of Bloomington,
Indiana, and it is BEAUTIFUL!!
From Bloomington, IN
a) Get a map of Indiana, look for Bloomington (S. of Indianapolis just
off rt. 37).
b) Take 46 E. out of town (also known as E. 3rd St.)
c) Take 446 E. (only about 2.5 miles out of town, this road goes almost
due South! At the intersection of 46 & 446, you will see a bar
called *The Junction, Package and Carry Out*)
d) In about 7 miles, cross a long bridge that goes over Monroe Reservoir
(road construction on the bridge causes traffic to form ONE lane,
regulated across the bridge by a traffic light)
e) Go about 4 more miles, just past Hardin Ridge Rd on your rt., and
look for a sign on your LEFT that says *Maumee Reservation* on it.
You will also see a sign for the *Charles C. Deam Wilderness*.
f) Take this LEFT off of 446 S. onto Tower Ridge Road.
g) Follow Tower Ridge Road past the National Forest Information on your
right, past the Blackwell Horse Camp on your left, and keep on going
for a long, long way.
h) You will come to a fork or where there will be a bridge on your left,
cross the bridge. This is Salt Creek
i) Keep on going until you get to a *T* intersection. Take a right
(onto a paved road).
j) Keep on going until you get to a *T* intersection. Take a left.
This takes you up to the parking area on the right.
Regarding the directions to the site, keep in mind that you will travel
on Tower Ridge road for a LONG, LONG, LONG time. This is not reflected
very well in the directions I posted. You will pass several trail heads
along the way, and two or three right hand turns. Don't take any right
hand turn, but stay on the MAIN road. When in doubt, tend to the left.
You will eventually come to the end of Tower Ridge Road. There, you make
a LEFT onto a paved road and cross a bridge (Salt Creek). JUST OVER THE
BRIDGE, the road comes to a "T." Make a right. You will be back in what
looks to be civilization. Several houses, driveways, a few dogs, etc.
You will think you have left the National Forest... in fact, you have.
When this road ends at a "T", you make a Left. (This is the intersection
of rd. #800 and #1000, both of which are marked, but I don't remember if
you are turning off of 1000 and onto 800 or vis-versa.)
Follow this road up till it becomes dirt. Keep going and you will see
the cars parked and the Welcome Home trail head... can't miss it.
There is an easier way to get to the site, esp. for folks coming from the
East or North. The easier way would be to take rd. 135 to the little
town of Story Indiana. Unfortunately, I don't know the directions from
Story. You could risk it and hope to meet some hippies on the way who do
know... or perhaps some of the folks in Story know where it is (Story is
only one small intersection). I don't know what to suggest.
Seed camp will begin on Sept. 17th. On the 16th, everyone at the Temp.
Holding Camp will begin the migration to the actual site. Much work
needs to be done, so if you are coming early, be ready to work.
Our major problem in Hoosier is water. We have a 500 Gal. holding tank,
but anyone who has water truck or other good ideas is welcome to come
help us on this important effort. Regardless, we are asking all to bring
clean food-grade buckets with lids for hauling water to kitchens. We
could also use some PVC pipe, but at this point we are still working on
the water storage issue. It looks like we will have some kind water
filters, but, despite the filters, the water will need to be hauled into
the site. We have done this before and, despite the hard work, we have
had successful gatherings under similar conditions. Please bring your
kind patience, understanding, and willingness to help out. Together we
can pull this off.
We are anticipating a very large gathering this year. Energy is HIGH!!
There is an abundance of sweet LOVE here in southern Indiana, and the
rainbow has already begun to bless us with more and more each day. I
predict a harmonious event with high love energy. The spirit here in
Southern Indiana has always provided for us, so food supplies should not
be a burden. Fall is in the air (it is 48 degrees F. tonight), and it is
a good time to charge up with light for the coming winter. Let us gather
in peace, prayer, love, and service.
- Luke Jones, e-mail only (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mountain and Bobbie, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (812) 334-2757
- The Eye - Stewy, 403 E. 4Th St., Bloomington (812) 332-0048
- Amy, voice mailbox (812) 331-3878
We Love You!
RAP 107: Please Protect Our Land. If you pack it in, PACK IT OUT. Be
safe, be kind, focus workshops, contribute loving labor during the
Gathering and afterwards. Clean-up starts day one. Harm no living
thing. Use only dead fallen wood. Separate all recycling from trash.
Put only veggie matter in compost pits. Carry your trash out, plus
some. NO soap of any kind within 50ft. Of water areas. Do NOT pee or
poop or dig shitters near ANY water or kitchen area. Do not camp above
springs. Don't camp in main meadow. Bring your own bowl and spoon.
Only drink safe water. Community fires only. Be a health conscious pet
owner (leave them at home with a friend). If you MUST bring your pet.
Keep them fed and out of the kitchens and springs. Bury their poop too.
Love them, keep them with you. We are all Shanti Sena. We are all
responsible for the safety and peacefulness of the camp. Be aware and
watch out for each other's well being. Photos with permission only. Our
Gatherings are totally free and non-commercial. Donate to the Magic
Hat. Enjoy the Rainbow with an open Heart and you will see the vision.
Love and communication. Politely don't consent to searches.
NO ALCOHOL OR OTHER ILLEGALS. Exchange no money but donations are
welcome. NO weapons please!! Ignore all rumors of cancellation.
WORKSHOPS: Sweat Lodge, Sprout Kitchen, Crafts, Yoga, Dancing, Drumming,
Drum Building, Percussion Workshops, Sister Space, CALM, Kiddie Village,
Ship of Love, Fishing Trips, Hemp Products, Recycling, Basic First Aid,
Spiritual Healing, More!