2005 Rainbow Gathering Near Elkins West Virginia

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This year the 2005 National Rainbow Gathering will be in the Mid Atlantic states, just east of Elkins West Virginia in the Monogahela National Forest.

From Elkins, WV take 33 east past Bowden to Alpena (approx.13 mi). At the Alpena Lodge & Cafe (the only thing there) take a left (north) up County Rd. 12, also known as Galdwin Rd and CR26 in some areas. CR12 goes thru the countryside and dives down toward the Glady Fork (approx 5 mi). At the bottom of the hill, just before CR12 crosses the Glady Fork River & turns into CR10-Sully Rd, take a hard (120%) left on to FR 162, which is Bus Village. Go to the gated end of Bus Village (FR162). Just beyond the gate is a meadow on the left. At the back right of this meadow is Easy Street, a gentle grassy ancient railroad bed, which goes off to the left. Follow Easy Street up to Main Trail and take a right to Main Circle, which is the third meadow on the trail.
From the East, from Harrisonburg, VA take 33 west into Wavy past Franklin, WV and Seneca rocks. Stay on US 33 past Wymer to Alpena, take a right on CR12 and follow the above.

Below are topo maps of the site.
.PDF or .JPG
& some

slightly zoomed out area
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Zoomed out area

3x3 larger area array
North West of site Quad
North of site Quad
North East of site Quad
West of site Quad
Center of Site Quad
east of site Quad
South West of site Quad
South of site Quad
South East of site Quad

We are asking all kitchens that want to be connected to the main water line to bring the following items.
These items in total should not cost more than $50-$100.
Please help get this word out to all kitchens. If each kitchen brings a little it helps us all.
  • 1-3 rolls (usually 300-400') of NSF rated 3/4" black poly pipe.
  • 1 or more 3/4" plastic barbed T
  • 2-3 3/4" plastic barbed couplings
  • 1 or more spigots with 1/2" NPT male pipe threads
  • 1 or more 1/2" Female NPT threads to 3/4" barbed insert
  • 6-12 1 1/4" hose clamps

Pictures of the site are here

Front Gate From CR 162

Meadow just past front Gate

This is the Trail we call Easy Street.  It starts just past main gate and  meets up with Main trail, a gravel trail at the top.

This is Milk Can Meadow. It is the first meadow after Easy Street hits main trail. It is horse shoe shaped with one long end and one short end. It is named because of the milk can measurement aperatus shown below,


The site has water everywhere coming down from the upper ridges.

This is the river that follows CR162.  Many spots are deep enough to swim in. The best just after main gate.

I Think this is main meadow.  Main Meadow is the third meadow on Main Trail.
It is domed shaped. This picture was probably taken from the middle of the circle as main meadow is much larger than this picture looks.
Main Meadow is small, but not tiny. It is slightly larger than upper main meadow was in PA.

A Cool Tree just outside of Main Meadow.

Looking down near Bus Village

So what will it take this year to provide clean water for the family?
We need people and kitchens to bring supplies or donate money to purchase supplies.
A list of supplies is given later in this page. If you want to donate $$$ you can do it here.

Please help by making a donation to help pay for the Rainbow Water System
or by passing out this link http://tinyurl.com/cqdky

Now Quit-yer-bitchin and come together to pray and heal the family on the land soon!
I love you all and will see you soon!