Martha Anderson: Rainbow Camp nice |

Martha Anderson: Rainbow Camp nice

On Sunday, I paid a trip to the Rainbow camp in Big Red Park. It was like nothing I read about in the paper. Everyone was so friendly. They love having visitors and are very interesting to talk with.

I was amazed at their elaborate buildings and structures. The pirate ship theater was so cool, and their kitchens were phenomenal. They also have a trade circle. This is where you can barter for a lot of stuff; remember, they don’t accept money. Good stuff to barter with are beads, glow sticks, flashlights, clothes, and bulk food.

The road into Big Red Park is an absolute dustbowl. It would be nice for all if it was watered down or treated with magnesium chloride.

I was surprised at all the law enforcement, because everyone seemed so peaceful.

On the drive back into town, we counted 30 law enforcement cars, not including forest rangers. It seems a bit overboard.

They prefer it if you ask before taking their pictures, but most don’t mind if you do. When you go up there, wear good walking shoes because you have to do a lot of walking.

I would encourage fellow Steamboat neighbors to go out and experience the Rainbow community and be sure you say “Welcome Home” to those you meet. You may also be called “sister” or “brother.”

Martha Anderson

Steamboat Springs

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