We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2018 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the southern Appalachian Mountains. DIRECTIONS TO THE GATHERING ARE HERE (and contain road closure info, and other critical information. This post is updated frequently so check back for the latest.To learn how to get into the gathering without getting a mandatory court appearance ticket, click here.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Meeting with USFS Resource Folks on June 25

Hi everyone who is in the area,

There will be a meeting with the USFS Resource folks at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 25. The meeting will take place at CALM.  This is the perfect time to discuss access for handicapped people, how to protect the Hellbender Salamander and to find out what areas to avoid to protect the endangered carnivorous pitcher plant and swamp pink that lives in bogs in the area.

All folks on the land are strongly encourage to attend to find out how we can protect the beautiful area in which we are gathering. Be there, get there early, bring snacks for people as it may be a long meeting, bring drinking water.

Preliminary information on sensitive species in the area is available here.


  1. Please let the Forest service to know that that the better they work with you the smoother everything will go and we can all live through this event with positive memories and minimal impact.

    1. Did a Note for parking. Anyone deep in current study of: Eniscuola? ATTN: Jake/Bull Mntn.

  2. The Barricade at Past Back Gate/Unloading seems to grow legs and travel. Any way to more temp secure it it so No more Disabled people (me) dont parallel park up to it, enforce no parking behind it for 2 days and then get a warnimg #9717784) 6/21 @ 1830 and towed 1.5 - 2 hr later as I watched. I encourage Your Head Forest Supervisor, (The "Temp in town" officers could not give me a name) to Learn from the Forestry LEO's we sent from Florida. Thank you for the Officers currently working Parking and Both gates as they are doing a great job.