Friday, June 25, 2010

camp info

unfortunately no pictures of the map to share but to answer my own
question i found
comming road to front gate before you even get there there is a sign
up that says tea and honey then A camp and welcome home seem to be
the same thing pretty much .......then there is a camp at the
trailhead ......then a kitchen called Zombie Jesus .....then a
kitchen whos name a forget exactly but the word flavor is in it and
they are a coffee kitchen .......then trade circles then the main
meadow ....across main meadow in various directions i found? Tea
Time, Phat Kids, Shut up and Eat it, jujus, Jesus Camp, Refugee Camp,
.....and im sure there is a lot im forgetting

Bus Broke Down - Need Help

Still broke down.... got the carb rebuilt... think it just needs a few
adjustments... the phones are all out of minutes... we're in cleveland
at Carneage and 69th... next to AJ automotive \ car wash...

please help us...

I'm getting ready to tow it somewhere nearby untill after the
gathering... if you know a spot to put it for a month, message back!!!

In other news, all but 4 of us are at the gathering.... and all of our
gear and food... Bliss Ninja will be a main circle kitchen this


Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Court Dates Today

Gatherers for Peace are in Federal Court Today in Erie, Penn....
the "usual suspects"... a small horde.. tip of the iceberg of the
folks who are hindered, harassed, targeted by the Forest Service Law
Enforcement Incident Command Team.... impeding "ingress and egress"
to the PeaceAble Assembly... a Free Speech event.... entire Gathering
is a form of Free Speech...

Some of the Photos of the LEO actions ...on the web...
hopefully, will be admitted in Federal Court...
perhaps, after some 35 Federal Magistrates and/or Federal Judges...
hearing (not hearing) the Evidence of Federal harassment.... is a
"biggie'.... perhaps, as one volunteer legal beagle (helping
defendants) relates: "About 20 great cases today. I think this
magistrate is going to be pissed and help us."

it would be good for a change to actually have a FAIR HEARING....
Good luck to the folks who have been charged/cited.... and good luck
to the helpers.. whoever they are... may the Magistrate's "eyes, ears be opened"

Photos of brother being arrested

Following Photos

Here's those pics of a guy named "pxxtxx", and his inter-actions with
the LEOs... apparently, he didn't move his rig fast enuf when they
ordered his move.... note: LEO woman with taser in neck of victim...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Very li...ttle parking on single lane 209, lots of FS "supervision",
steep grade down the hill.


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Moma bear print on the hood of my pickup.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Photos from the Gathering

Check out these photos from Main Meadow.


Main Trail Bridge
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rainbow Rideshare or try the Craigs List for where
you are departing from.


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Main Meadow area.
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Gathering, Cops and Harrassement

There's a couple of great editorals on how to avoid getting sucked
into the cop movie, avoid getting a ticket and staying out of
jail. Read them, know them, live them.

Tips for a safe journey home & a Positive Gathering

If you plan on driving, make sure your car and driver is 100%
legal-all lights work, valid insurance and registration, seatbelts,
car seats for children. Our government assumes that we are criminals.
Please try to arrive during daylight hours as the roads into
gathering sites can be tricky and we want you to arrive home safely.
If you can make space in your vehicle for a rider or you need a ride,
ride share is happening or If you
will be sharing a ride, please meet the folks you'll be riding with
at a local coffee shop, make sure you feel comfortable traveling a
long distance with them, and establish the ground rules. If you are
coming via bus, plane or train, try to connect up with a ride from
your destination before you get there. If you are planning on
hitchhiking, please travel with a buddy, only bum rides during the
day and if you get a bad feeling from a ride, PLEASE don't take it.
There will always be another one.

*Always* say no to requests for search, no matter what they tell you.
It is not illegal for cops to lie to you, and they often will do so
to get your consent to search. "You might as well give us permission,
because if you do not, we will go get a warrant and you will be here
for hours." This is a bluff. Don't fall for it. Their time is much
more valuable than yours.

If they insist on searching over your objections, don't prevent them
physically in anyway - but continue to repeat "I do not consent." Ask
for names and badge numbers, write down time, place, and what
happened in detail. Every little thing matters in a court of law,
even the things that don't mean much to you or me. If you can, take
pictures, videos, and/or tape recordings.

Also, if they ask you if you have contraband, and tell you that if
you have just a little bit and give it to them that they will not
search you, tell them no. Never, never, never incriminate yourself.
That means don't consent to anything, don't give them anything but
your license, registration, and proof of insurance, don't admit to
anything. When approaching the Gathering site, remember that you're
coming as friends in somebody else's back yard. Treat the local folks
with the courtesy, respect and concern that they deserve as members
of the Family of Humankind. Be Loving and Kind. Don't be rude, steal,
trash the town, disturb the Peace, or try to "shock" people. Be
mindful of others' sensitivities. Remember the original Golden Rule
when dealing with BOTH Babylon AND Rainbow: Treat Others the Way you
want to be treated! Please, make your journey a safe one. Don't be
under the influence while driving.

Let's all get home safely.

2000 pounds of flour needs a ride home

Flour is in Asheville, North Carolina and needs help to get home.
It's in 50 pound sacks. if you can help, email

- ALL TAKEN CARE OF. Flour will be at home.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Handy Camp and Main Supply

Yes main supply is up and running. Located at back gate road. Also we got a Wonderful spot OK'd and legal for Handy Camp with a half mile trail to Main meadow. Near main supply at back door. We may also have another at front gate but a longer trail. Kid Village is HOME with gear to go in off main supply Handy Camp trail. Site is beauty full.
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route to gathering

If from Sheffield and you see a lit sign saying Blue Jay bridge clearance 7 ft.6 in Worry not you can ignore it. We turn off before the bridge.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Town Hall Meeting June 22

A town hall meeting has been scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 PM on June
22 (DATE CHANGE). The meeting will take place in Sheffield, Pennsylvania at the
"Lions Den" ...the local lions club hall. 4 W Main St Sheffield, PA 16347

The purpose of a town hall meeting is for gatherers and the local
community to talk, ask/answer questions, and address concerns.

This is an open meeting. We strongly encourage all individuals in the
communities surrounding the gathering to come meet with us and ask
what ever questions are on your mind. We strongly encourage gathering
participants to attend the meeting. The best way to make sure we have
a positive impact on the community is to meet the community face to
face. Person to person communication is very effective. As always, no
experience necessary.

We welcome all media to attend the town hall meeting.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Good Sources of Natural Food

Just passing on some more info gathered about where to buy good food locally at the Gathering.
Here are some more stores:
Tidioute Trading Post (814) 484-3530 15910 Route 62, Tidioute, PA
Tarr's Country Store & Florist (814) 827-1523 708 W Walnut St, Titusville, PA
Quality Markets (814) 563-4366 28 Railroad St, Youngsville, PA
Nancys Bulk Food Store (814) 589-7115 108 W State St, Pleasantville, PA Farm Fresh Foods (814) 755-3789 102 Williams St, Tionesta, PASave-A-Lot (814) 827-7905 111 Diamond St, Titusville, PAWarren Shurfine (814) 723-9770 1613 Pennsylvania Ave E, Warren, PA

and finally...

God's Little Garden

(814) 676-8660
114 E 1st St, Oil City, PA 16301

ICT/LEO movie

love all,..

the ICT/LEO movie is in full effect, same MO as last year, zero
tolerance,... lying, making shit up, false dog hits, boarderline illegal
searches, bull shit tickets... anything to get in your car, tear up your
shit, hassle, intmidate, fearmonger,... fucks.

first round of courtdate tickets seem to be for the 24th of june,.. Erie,
PA. (fed courthouse *i assume*, or another courthouse there,... you get the
jist,.. Erie,..)

last night's movie,... they towed a local momma's ride (supposedly no
legally licensed drivers ((yeah, dumb asses,..))).... they were only
checking it out for an evening,... they left her, her two adult riders, and
their 4 kids (including 8 wk. old child, stollers, carseats, etc,..) on the
side of the fucking road, with no camping gear, 2 hours from home, at
sundown,.. and the fucks smiled about it....

they're alright, they got home (finally),... but still, they have a car
impound movie to deal with in warren, and their fed courtdates t deal with
on the 24th.

bullshit small infraction tickets,.. every adult in the car,... again,
borderline illegal searches,.. locals, gatherers, anyone on that road.

...... and the band played on,....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

from I 80

Heading east on i80. Exit wesley go north to franklin then get on 62 north towards tidioute. Go 100 feet
East of gas station. Sign info tba. Turn right on road going up the hill towards hickory creek area. Drive 2.5 to 2.8 miles. Exact mileage tba. Turn left on fs119 and continue to fs552. Go to parking. This info came from a scout who will verify mileage and name of turn off from tidioute tomorrow. Roads are as good this way as other ways.

bus village & site layout

yes a bus village is front gate I think a bit past the gate

Folks on site are trying to sort out directions from I-80 this afternoon. Check back tonight or tomorrow for updates.

All parking is close to the site, there's just not alot of trails in just yet.

It's about 1 mile from front gate to back as the crow flies. 25 miles as the car drives.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Parking is going to be tight at this gathering. As always, family on
the land has the most updated information on where and how to park to
insure ingress/egress as well as preventing your car from being towed.

No word yet on where handicamp is yet.

Each of us can make a bad parking situation better by listening to
where the parking crew tells us to park.

info on coming from I80

I would suggest Eastbound I80 folks take Shippenville exit, 66N-322W-208E-36N-62N & continuing on 62N/6E all the way to Warren (which might be the safest bet since Heart's Content Rd has a sign saying "Warren 17 miles" ) then taking Pleasant Drive to Hearts Content…OR having someone try up 62N past East Hickory & Tidioute almost to Irvine/Rocky Gap Area and trying that Right turn onto "Lenheart Rd" then right onto Pleasant Drive. I don't know if this route could potentially end up at a dead end like Queen Rd did. Taking 666 for us was THE LONG WAY – another 90 minutes more than we anticipated. I think straight into Warren would truly take less time because of better roads and straighter-shots (less little cutoff county roads)

With all that being said…its only my opinion. But I do suggest trying to take larger routes and avoiding all the little county rd. Those ultimately ate up time and miles something fierce for us.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Large vehicles

stay off of 666 unless you're a small vehicle seeking the kitchen/supply access on 209 via yellow hammer rd. Forest Roads 119 and 552 can be access on the north side of the site with no need to traverse 666.

Blue Jay Bridge

You never mentioned to ignore the 7.6 head clearance sign for Blue jay bridge. I feel its really important. I know Marken chose to try to find a detour and that was difficult until we were told by a local we weren't going as far as the bridge. At this time we are parked at the back gate which is a long 40 or so miles yet time wise seems 80 miles from the front gate. Yes we have ph reception here actually both way have spots on the road to call from. Tell people its hot moldy humid and rainy but a nice sight easy walk. Road parking IS difficult tight and will be muddy.

Better Directions

Howdy Folks,

Here are some better directions to this year's gathering site.

We haven't yet drawn together comprehensive directions for those
coming in from points south, for now it's recommended to go to
Sheffield or Warren and follow the directions from there.

>From the East, via Sheffield PA:
Go to Sheffield PA, One tenth of a mile from the end of Route 666
(where it meets Route 6) there is a Uni-mart gas station.Turn onto
this road and cross over the bridge. Continue onto High St (State
Road, SR2002) and follow for 11.2 Miles. Make a left onto FS116 (sign says Mayburg). Make
an immediate right onto FS119, follow for exactly 5.8 miles to FS552.
Follow FS552 to designated parking areas. Welcome Home!

>From the West via Warren, PA:
I86 East to US62 South, follow to Warren PA. Continue on Market St 0.3
miles, Turn right at Pennsylvania Ave (US6, Business Route, West),
travel 0.2 miles Turn left at Hickory St Bridge, proceed 0.1 mile,
slight left at Crescent Rd, 0.4 mi, Continue very briefly (150feet) on
Mohawk ave, continue onto Pleasant Drive(SR3005). Follow signs toward
"Hearts Content Recreation Area" Follow Pleasant Drive for 11.1 miles.
Make a left on SR2002. Keep following signs for "Hearts Content".
Drive 5.8 miles, passing "Hearts Content". Make a right onto FS 116,
make an immediate right onto FS119, follow for exactly 5.8 miles to
FS552. Follow FS552 to designated parking areas. Welcome Home!

Please drive slowly on all roads, especially on SR2002 and ALL FOREST
ROADS as road conditions are poor in some areas and can be unsafe even
at moderate speed.


Parking very tight, lots of mud

Kitchen/Main Supply Parking

kitchen/supply parking on south side - fs 209 via yellow hammer rd -
please drive/park cautiously

LEOs Staging in Warren

17-20 LEO vehicles parked at the holiday inn

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Directions from the west and I-80

Directions from the West of the site and I-80 around Clarion are
being worked on. Don't have any confirmation yet. Until then, best
to head from Ridgeway to Sheffield and back down again. Maps don't
always tell the whole story.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cool Map of Gathering Site

There's a good map of the area posted at

Also this one

Height Restrictions on Road 666

If you are leaving Sheffield heading south, you will be turning off
before the spot where the maximum height is 7 Foot, 6 inches. This
is apparently a bridge under construction.
If you're trying to head Northeast on Road 666 from points along
I-80, then this maximum road height will come into play.

High Restrictions on Road 666

There is a height restriction of 7'6" on Road 666 south of the turn off to the gathering. Just an FYI if you're trying to come up from the opposite direction.

Mapquest link

Directions to Gathering

From Sheffield Pennsylvani go south on Highway 948 for 2 miles
Turn right onto Road 666.
Continue to Road 116 and turn right
Go to Road 119 and turn left.
Drive 5 miles to parking.
Welcome home.

Kitchen/Supply Parking

kitchen/supply parking on south side - fs 209 via yellow hammer rd -
please drive/park cautiously

Stores in the area

I'm from within thirty miles of this yrs nat'l gathering site. Just
wanted to let all that needed or wanted to know that there is a small
local natural health store in Clarion, Pa called Sage Meadow. It is
on Main St in Clarion (which is not far from the Campus & the Mall
which are right off of I-80 Clarion exits) It is a small and
independently owned food natural/health foods store that has a
limited supply but it is a resource not too far out of the way that I
thought I would share.

This also about 2-blocks from a wonderful Coffee Shop called
Michelle's. Great coffee and bagels.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Phone # correction

Just learned that the phone number I posted for The Natural Store in Kane PA was incorrect, the correct number is 814-837-6620. I just called it myself and confirmed this.
Please send to all Kitchen Focalizers and Main Supply, and sorry if this error caused any confusion.
- Jen


The local rangers are very gracious and helpful.
So far we are "hooking up" at the Bear Creek Campground at F.S 135
and F.S. 129.
There are many, many beautiful campsites throughout the entire area.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Update info

Sent via multiple text messages - order may be off slightly.

Grant ROAD NOT street also Bingham becomes 135 VIP Post this everywhere.
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Bear Creek Rec area
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

directions info

The Road is Grant Road not street the street takes you way far away. Bingham becomes Fs 135 then goes into a Y or fork bear right and that IS 129 after a mile as you go over another narrow bridge bear right and your at council camp. So far seems quiet and friendly only 30 people. I'm a mile or so on telegraph hill to send this. Grant Rd is the important change and really should get done if you have time. And Bingham becomes 135. See ya. Very rainy right now.

Organic Grocer

Just learned that the phone number I posted for The Natural Store in Kane PA was incorrect, the correct number is 814-837-6620. I just called it myself and confirmed this.
Please send to all Kitchen Focalizers and Main Supply, and sorry if this error caused any confusion.
- Jen

Howdy Folks,
I'm Jen from Turtle Soup Kitchen with some info to share.
I just got some great information to share with all Kitchens, and MainSupply.
There is a local organic/natural grocer called The Natural Store in Kane,PA, which should be pretty close to the final gathering site. Theowners name is Judy, and the phone number is 814-994-9174.
A bit of online research led us to call Judy today, and she is more thanhappy to order cases of produce and dry goods for the family.
As I understand things, orders placed this week for bulk and case itemswill be ready for pick up by the 26th, so you will need to pre order.Please contact Judy to Confirm. The larger the quantity ordered, thebetter the price for all of us, so please pass this along to all theKitchen Focalizers you know.
Turtle Soup Kitchen will be placing an order with her this week.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Update

As of last night when I left, there were still about 10 cars and about
3 school buses left at the bear creek rec area. Others had gone off to
look at sites and some had dispersed to various locations around the
forest. For now this is still the spot to hit the land and plug in.
There has been informal discussion of keeping camps dispersed and
under 75 to avoid the obvious resulting hassles.

Law enforcement presence is relatively light with the PA state
troopers driving through about twice daily.

On Saturday evening after council the forest supervisor and the two
district rangers paid us a welcome call. They seem to be very
welcoming, they came without leos and brought us maps and photography
of some locations they thought would be good gathering sites.

We've worked with some of these people in the past regarding ops plans
and other health and safety concerns for recent regional gatherings,
they seem very much wanting to work closely with us again on
health/safety planning and operational/logistical issues. There was no
mention of "the permit" during this visit.

Here's their info:

Leanne M. Marten
Forest Supervisor
Forest Service
Allegheny National Forest
4 Farm Colony Drive
Warren, PA 16365
PH: 814-728-6299
FAX: 814-726-7462

Anthon y V. Scardina
District Ranger
Forest Service
Allegheny National Forest
29 Forest Service Drive
Bradford, PA 16 701
PH: 814-363-6098
FAX: 814-362-2761

We've worked closely with Tony in the past and he's good to work with
and understands how to communicate with us well.

I have both Anthony and Leanne's cell numbers available on request.

The second district ranger was Robert Fallon, but he didn't have any
business cards available. I believe he's out of the Marienville

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Consensus from Spring Council

council consensus today : gathering will be in allegheny national forest in pa

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spring Council Relocated Slightly

council de facto relocated to one mile east at the bear creek
rec/picnic area on fs 129

Friday, June 4, 2010

Updated Spring Council Directions

*****Updated Directions*******. I received a call from a sister at
the spring council site Friday, June 4 in the am (Cali time). The
exit numbers on Interstate 80 have changed. The old exit and the new
exit is listed on the sign. but if you're coming off I-80 - use New
Exit #111. Then turn right on 153 and right on 219. From there the
original directions are good. There is a lot of construction on the
roads so be cautious. About 10 people are at the council site now.
Hopefully more will be arriving shortly. Sheets Convenience Store no
longer exits.

Here is another set of directions from Ridgeway

From downtown Ridgway PA, at the intersection of 219 and 948 (Main Street):
Take Main Street (948) West approximately 1 mile
Turn Right on Grant Street follow for 2.2 miles
Turn left onto Bingham Rd then in 0.6 miles turn left to stay on Bingham Rd
In 1.6 miles continue on Forest Road 135 Approximately 5 miles

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