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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Updates from the gathering June 27

Hi all,

Here is random information:

A shuttle is now running to get people from the parking area to the trailhead. When you get home, listen to folks working the road as they will share the latest information available. Please listen to them. Working the road is hard work and it's frustrating when people don't listen, their cars get towed, and then they get mad at folks working the road.

On Monday, June 25 the Federal Judge threw out all the dogs off leash and dusty license plate tickets.

If you are interested in media reports on the gathering, check out Forsyth News.


  1. Thank you for this update. I am looking into coming in by bus after reading info you shared about parking, citations for car issues and I'd rather take longer to get there by bus than maybe my old car giving up the ghost.

    I read your directions and called the lightline phone number, and plan to catch the public bus closer after greyhound. I am now looking into a shuttle that can get me to the parking area so I can take the shuttle you mentioned above to the trail head.

    I see Swinger Mountain and Bull Head Mountain just north of Nimblewill in Lumpkin County. If I reserve a shuttle with a local AT shuttle service which mountain trailhead should I tell them I need to be taken to? I will keep trying to find the info on my own so I can plan coming home in the next few days.

    My last rainbow I got lucky and found a ride in from someone in town but I had to wait several hours and didn't mamake it on the land until dark. There was a fire I was able to sleep next to at a kind kitchen that night at least.

    1. I don't have info on this shuttle. Head for the gathering and allow the magic to unfold!