Posted: Jul 6, 2013 4:16 PM by MTN News
JACKSON - Officials say that the Rainbow Family Gathering near Jackson is finally "ramping down," and the number of people at the gathering has fallen by about 2,000 people.
USFS officials said on Friday that the gathering was one of the largest communities in the Treasure State, with an estimated about 8,000 people.
The gathering has been taking place about 10 miles southwest of Jackson in the Beaverhead National Forest.
USFS officials add that as folks leave the area they expect to see more vehicle and pedestrian traffic and folks should use caution on the Skinner Meadows Road and Montana Highway 278.
Meanwhile, volunteers from the Rainbow Family Gathering will be working with the USFS to clean up and rehabilitate the site.