Colorado 94 Fall Equinox Regional
You are invited to circle with us for a Southwest (Four
Corners) Bioregional Rainbow Gathering. Sept 17-25, 1994 at
Snag Reservoir in SW Colorado.
We Gather to celebrate Fall Equinox and our connection to
Mother Earth. We ask you to join us in silence until noon on
the Equinox, Sept. 23.
Please Bring: Positive vibes, peacefulness, sleeping gear
for cold nights! Shelter, rain gear, your cup, bowl, and
spoon. Large pots and pans, water jugs, 5 gallon buckets,
tarps, bulk food for our community kitchen; musical
instruments, tools such as shovels, picks, buckets, rope,
hatchets, axes, etc... We are a tribe of volunteers and we
share in the work making each gathering happen and cleaning
up! If you pack it in, pack it out! This is a FREE, non-
commercial & participatory event! Donations to the Magic Hat
are used for supplies. Please do not bring alcohol, guns,
dogs, or fireworks!
Directions: From Cahone, CO on US Hwy 666, go east on Road R
where the sign says "San Juan National Forest, 6". After
about 2.7 Miles, go right on Road 16, then in 1.3 miles go
left at sign: "San Juan National Forest, 2". This road (FR
505) crosses the Dolores river (Bradfield Bridge). After 1.7
Miles go left on FR 504 where the sign says "Benchmark
Lookout". After another 12.5 miles, go right (east) on FR
514. Go another 2.1 miles, then left on FR 512. In another
2.1 miles, turn right on FR 512B - Just 1/2 mile to Snag
Note: State-wide fire ban is in effect (as of mid-august)!
If it continues, we'll need cook stoves and extra blankets!!
Expect cold nights and possible snow!
Please protect this beautiful land. Walk softly, and allow
plants & animals to be. Use only down, dead wood. preserve
the meadows. Camp in the woods. Everyone sharing makes a
strong human tribe! Please protect the Water Sources; Stay
out of delicate areas: Avoid camping, peeing, washing above
spring areas. Keep *all* soap out of streams & reservoirs!
Al waste from ponds & streams must be boiled or filtered to
drink! Use the slit trenches or covered shitters & cover
your waste with ashes/lime; Establish neighborhoods. Use
Community fires only! Each with shovel and 5 gallons of
water. Watch your gear: "Tempt not, lest ye be lifted
from!". Be totally responsible for your animals if you must
bring them! Keep them fed and out springs. Separate your
garbage for recycling at the nearest collection point. Put
compost in pits only! Use your own bowl and spoon.
Participate in the work, councils, & workshops. You are the
Gathering! Respect your brothers and sisters. Health
problems ? Find the First Aid station. Notice the balance:
earth, sky, trees, water, people. Leave all alcohol & guns
behind! Donate to the Magic Hat to fund our needs. Join us
for silent contemplation & prayer Sept. 23rd all morning.
In preparation for leaving, pack up all your trash & take it
out with you. Bring your recyclables to collection area.
Dismantle & disappear your camp are; vanish all traces! Fire
rocks scattered, ashes out cold & buried, pits filled in;
latrines + compost holes covered, string & twine removed
from tree limbs. Hardened ground loosened with tools for
moisture catch & future growth. Help with recycling! Where
we all help, the effort is easy. When an area is clear,
Naturalize! Scatter logs, branches, leaves duff to vanish
trails & renew forest habitat. Water systems & latrine
covers are removed. Help with disabled vehicles; fully
dismantle ramps & bridges. Steep trails are water-barred to
stop erosion. The final crew scatters appropriate seed where
necessary to renew vegetation.
Transport as many rides and as much garbage & recyclables as
possible. Treat local folks with kindness and respect. Drive
safely and share this love wherever you go.