Oregon Rainbow Gathering: Bliss For Campers, Headache For Forest Service

This year’s national event south of John Day in Oregon drew 13,120 campers — almost double the entire population of Grant County — much to the dismay of the Forest Service.

On a 90 degree evening in the Malheur National Forest, a 55-year-old woman trudged along a dusty Forest Service road toward the main meadow of the Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering. She wore a bikini top with  tie-dye pants, and hoisted a box of raw bacon on her shoulder.

“Family members,” as Rainbow-goers refer to themselves, called out as she passed.

Source: Oregon Rainbow Gathering: Bliss For Campers, Headache For Forest Service . News | OPB