Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going?

Where in the Appalachian Bioregion are we going? The consensus was for the White Mountain National Forest (in the Northeast), or the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia. Spring Council selected a site in North Eastern Tennessee.

If you're not familiar with the gauntlet on the road into the gathering, and want to avoid a mandatory court appearance ticket click here.

For the Howdy Folks and directions to the gathering, click here. For the United States Forest Service Incident Command website with groovy maps and updates, click here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Directions to Spring Council

Updated 5/31/2012 @ 6:30 AM PDST

Spring Council for the 2012 Gathering is happening at the location of the 2005 gathering:  Cranberry Glades Botanical Area of the Monongahela National Forest. 

Directions from I-64 in West Virginia (south of Spring Council).  I-64 runs East/West between I-77 and I-81 (the north/south Interstates in the area)

Take Interstate 64 to Lewisberg, West Virginia. 

Take 219 North (exit 169). Continue north on 219 to 55/39 Turn Right   LEFT on 55/39. Go 6 miles passing WV150 on the right. Proceed with caution --- If the GATE is open --- about 0.2 miles from WV 150 on 55/39 ----- turn right into the opening. If the gate is NOT open -----then Continue West on WV55/WV39 for 0.6 miles to Forest Road 102. Park on 102.

N 38.18403 W 80.26079

Cranberry glade IS in black bear territory so be careful w/ your food stuff there.

additional pertinent information: Spring Council is where the site for the 2012 Gathering will be determined and gathering layout begins. There will be travel to see sites the scouts propose, lots of walking, discussion and consensus. Come & plug in. Be prepard and self sufficient. Bring clothes for warm, wet and cold weather, good boots/shoes. Water and Food to share, shelter (tent, sleeping bag, etc) your own cup bowl spoon, all the stuff you'd need for gathering & a sense of humor. This site was chosen for Spring Council because it is centrally located to proposed sites and has no bearing on where the gathering will be.


  1. My sister and I need a ride from beckley WV to spring counsil next week. How can I make this happen? It's an hour and a half from the site. Please call me ! 561 665 1456 <33

  2. hello jaime im jerky from ocala fla.i will b in beckley on sat night going t the gathering.if u git a ride i have lots of gos and love and light.my num is1- 352-304-7305.if u find a ride and theres room please call.i have 2 git theh--- out of fla and bablon. love u