Officials expect up to 10,000 people to gather in the Chattahoochee National Forest's Bull Mountain area next week for the annual Rainbow Family gathering. The countercultural group holds a get-together every year in a different national forest; the event centers around community and praying for peace, members say. Forest officials are advising hikers of potentially crowded roads and trails in the area through the Fourth of July.
Teen Dies after Going over Rainbow Falls in Pisgah National Forest
The 16-year-old is the second fatality there in two weeks and the sixth waterfall death in Western North Carolina this year.