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- 2015 Sacred Peace Walk Schedule -
March 28 - April 3


  • Tell your friends/family/facebook "friends" you are coming.
  • Contact your local media; let them know you are doing this!
  • Pack/bring a sleeping bag & tent to sleep in.
  • Pack/bring raingear
  • Make sure you walk at least 3 miles per day NOW if you wish to walk >3/day in Nevada.
  • Pack/bring a water bottle to carry while you walk, and any medications/dietary supplements you need.
Previous Peacewalk Background Packet (PDF)
See the Sacred Peace Walk image gallery of 2014.

Daily Schedule
More Details
March 28

3:00 PM Orientation

6:00 PM: Dinner

Location: Francis & Clare Compound also known as the Home & Offices of NDE, 1420 W. Bartlett Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89106, 702-646-4814.

All SPWalkers can sleep @ Francis & Clare. Only 10 beds are assigned, 10 other people will camp on floors or couches inside, or in tents outside @ Francis & Clare.

March 29

7:00 AM: Breakfast
7:45 AM: SHUTTLES Leave Bartlett
8:30 AM: Blessing of SPWalkers outside the National Atomic Testing Museum
9:00 AM: Commence Urban Walk

2:00 PM : (approx.) Lunch in city park at E St. and Washington

4:00 PM: Arrive @ Francis & Clare Compound (about 12 miles of pilgrimage today)
6:00 PM: Dinner at Francis & Clare Compound

Walk from the Atomic Testing Museum (755 E. Flamingo Rd.), up the Las Vegas Strip, down the Fremont Street Experience, out to the Dept. of Energy and National Security Technologies offices, ending at the Martin Luther King Statue just 3 blocks from Francis & Clare Compound. See the Day 1 Route in precise detail.

All SPWalkers can sleep @ Francis & Clare. Folks with personal cars are welcome to leave their vehicles there, or at Cactus Springs Temple.

March 30

6:30 AM: Breakfast
7:15 AM: SHUTTLES Depart from Francis & Clare House
8:00 AM: Commence Desert Walk
(Starting point: Hwy 157, Mile Post 92) to Lee Canyon Road (Hwy 156 Mile Post 106) (almost 14 miles)

5:30 PM: Dinner provided by Catholic Worker.

All SPWalkers are welcome to camp out at Hwy 156 junction (at least 100 feet away from US 95). Sleeping arrangements are cozy. Folks with personal cars are welcome to stay with the SPW and welcome to create alternate arrangements too.

March 31

7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:00 AM: Resume Walking: from Lee Canyon Road (Hwy 156, Mile Post 106) to Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs (14 miles). The Temple of Goddess Spirituality is 3 miles further, at CLARK Co. Mile Post 123.

7:00 PM: Dinner provided by Catholic Worker.

8:00 PM: Sekhmet Ceremony in Temple.

Once we reach Creech AFB, the Walkers can either continue on for 3 more miles to the Goddess Temple, or walk that stretch the next day.

Lunch and Dinner are timed in sync with the Walk.

Most people will bed down in the Guest Trailer or a tent at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality in Cactus Springs. Folks with personal cars may choose to stay in Cactus Springs, and welcome to create alternate arrangements too. Folks with personal cars are welcome to leave their vehicles at the Temple parking lot near the Guest Trailer.

April 1

6:30 - 8:00 AM: Peace Vigil @ Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada

8:30 AM: Breakfast at the Guest Trailer.
12:00 PM: Lunch at the Guest Trailer.

1:00 - 6:00 PM: Road Trip and Vigil @ YM.

ALTERNATE=rest in Cactus Springs PLUS 4-5:30 Vigil @ Creech

6:30 PM: Dinner by MCW at the Guest Trailer.

Wednesday is a day for either a car-based trip for a Ceremonial Blessing to Protect Yucca Mountain from the DOE's Yucca Mountain Project (long-term nuclear waste contamination), or being held captive by the Clark County Metro Police near Creech, and/or reflection at the Goddess Temple. After the Yucca Mountain ceremony (and after police release the captives, and after a third set of folks finish an evening Creech vigil), folks will return to the Goddess Temple for dinner and a final closing of the Peace Camp for this year's SPW. punctuated by peace vigils at Creech Air Force Base and a car-road trip for the super-hearty folks with car access to Yucca Mtn.

Again, most people will sleep in a tent at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality. People can either walk this short stretch of highway several times, or shuttle in cars to and from the Creech vigils, or remain at the Temple. Folks with personal cars are welcome to help shuttle SPWalkers between Cactus & Indian Springs, and also welcome to leave their vehicles at the Temple parking lot near the Guest Trailer.

April 2

6:45 AM: Breakfast at the Guest Trailer.

8:00 AM: Resume Walking: from Cactus Springs to Peace Camp (on southwest side of US 95 at the Mercury exit; across from Mercury just N. of NYE Co. Mile Post 5) Today the Walk goes on about 16 miles.

4:30 PM (Approx.): Arrival at Peace Camp across from the Mercury Exit* Welcoming Ritual with Johnnie Bobb, Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council.

6:30 PM: Dinner by MCW at Peace Camp.

Most people will set up tents and camp across the highway from Mercury. (Some people with cars might drive away in order to enjoy the Goddess Temple for the night and drive back to Peace Camp around 5am for Sunrise ceremony in the morning.)

Lunch and Dinner are timed in sync with the Walk.

Folks with personal cars drive their cars to the Peace Camp, and shuttle back to rejoin the Walk.

April 3

(around 5am) Sunrise Ceremony with Johnnie Bobb, Western Shoshone Spirtual person and Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council.

7:00 AM: Breakfast at Peace Camp.

8:00 AM: "No More War Victims" Stations of the Cross

(around 8:30am) End Stations ceremony & Begin Shoshone-Led ritual resistance/line-crossing.

10:30am Debrief & Closing Circle

12 noon Lunch & goodbyes


SPW officially ends during Closing Circle: yet folks are welcome to stay for lunch and informal goodbyes at noonish.

*For events at gate to NNSS: Exit US-95 at Mercury (about 5 miles into Nye County from Clark Co.), drivers should pull over to the right shoulder before crossing the line at the entrance of the Nevada National Security Site, ensuring no fast drivers are coming off the same offramp, then safely make a U-turn and drive back towards the freeway onramps. Just before the first onramp (the one leading away from Vegas), drive downhill off-road into the small parking area. Additional parking is available if you miss that turn, by continuing uphill on the pavement and under the freeway. Just make sure you pull off into the large dirt & gravel parking area on the right, just before accidentally making the uphill curve back onto the Vegas-bound freeway onramp.


Resources for Peacewalkers:

Download Registration Form (PDF)
Online Donation Page
Fundraiser Pledge Sheet (PDF)
2009 Peacewalk Background Packet (PDF)

Driving Directions to Peace Camp:
Take Hwy 95 North out of Las Vegas. 65 miles out of town you will see the Mercury exit (after Indian Springs and Cactus Springs). Take the Mercury exit, then, as soon as you can, make a U-turn and drive under the freeway, to the south (if you don't make the U-turn, you will instead come to the legal boundary of the Nevada Nuclear Security Site).

The Catholic Worker is @ 500 W Van Buren Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 647-0728 -- Map

Nevada Desertt Experience is @ 1420 W Bartlett Ave, LV, NV 89106 (702) 646-4814 -- Map

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