The Rainbow Family prays for world peace and has no official leaders. That’s a challenge as law enforcement tries to limit their annual mass camping trips, which could draw 10,000 people to a remote Colorado forest this year.
HAYDEN, Col. – Erik Childress crouched down along the footpath that wound deep into the woods and stuffed a cigarette between his lips.
A steady stream of bare feet made its way past the tie-dye-clad Childress, 30, and his red wheelbarrow full of onions, water, and gasoline. His chest was still heaving with the effort of pushing supplies up the bumpy trail. Childless looked up at a passing woman, a blanket and tent draped over her shoulders.