I asked LA-based Fallen Fruit to create a project for Wild Times…
RAINBOW DAY TRIP
An “open call” to perform a color of the rainbow.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 – All day, 8am to sunset
Join Fallen Fruit and friends for a day hike from the edge of the world to Deep Creek Hot Springs. Participants will become a rainbow as they engage with nature and embrace an idealized hippy lifestyle that evokes the counterculture of days-gone-by in California. Join for group meditation, fruit songs, and a banana sound circle. Meet up with artist Susan Robb as she continues her project Wild Times. Rainbow Day Hikers will become “trail angels” offering her and other PCT hikers facials, massages, fresh fruits and encouragement along the 5 month journey from Mexico to Canada.
ABOUT DEEP CREEK HOT SPRINGS
Deep Creek Hot Springs was once a self-organized hippie commune in the early 1970s. An evolving group of residents built 4 swimming pools into the granite banks of Deep Creek, which is fed by snow melt from high above in the San Bernardino Mountains. The hot springs themselves are natural springs and typically measure about 108 degrees at their source. The pools range in temperature from about 104 to 88 degrees depending on season and distance from the mother spring.
Only 22 spaces are available to perform the rainbow!! Send an email to info at fallen fruit dot org with your preferred color(s) and contact information. Fallen Fruit will reply to your RSVP with more information.
16-60, anyone is welcome to participate! Also, well behaved pets welcome!!
NOTE: this is a very difficult hike for pets and only pets who are in very good condition can hike this trail.
Participants must be capable of completing a rigorous hike to get to the hot springs – the elevation gain is demanding. Also, there is minimal shade and you must pack-in and pack-out. Other skills include: cooperation, colorful attitude, laughter, playfulness, singing and hugging.
CAST OF COLORS
Light Orange Red
Light Orange Yellow
Light Yellow Green
Light Green Blue
Light Blue Purple