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Old 07-11-2006, 12:48 AM
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - The Rainbow Family gathering in Routt County is over, but the group left its mark on the area.

Monday, the Forest Service released two photographs of the scene in the Routt National Forest. The first shows the area where the gathering took place before the group arrived. The next photo shows the same area after they had left.
The Forest Service says much of the vegetation was trampled upon and the Rainbow Family created 50 miles of new, unwanted trails through the area. Officials say it will take years for it to return to its natural state.
The Rainbow Family was never granted a permit to gather in the area, but they showed up anyway.
Around 300 of the estimated 15,000 participants were cited for camping without a permit.

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Hummm....So much for "No compromise in defense of Mother Earth!"
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