The Rainbow Family prays for world peace and has no official leaders. That's a challenge when law enforcement tries to clamp down on their annual mass campouts, which this year could draw 10,000 people to a remote Colorado forest.
HAYDEN, Colo. – Erik Childress squatted down alongside the hiking trail snaking deep into the forest and tucked a cigarette between his lips.
A steady stream of bare feet trod the path past the tie-dye-clad Childress, 30, and his red wheelbarrow full of onions, water and gasoline. His chest still heaving from the exertion of pushing the supplies up the bumpy trail, Childless looked up at a passing woman, a blanket and tent slung over her shoulders.