Sacred Peace Walk Schedule

April 7 - 13

Sacred Peace Walk
WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THIS PILGRIMAGE

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.

DAY & DATE
Daily Schedule
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FRIDAY
April 7

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Orientation & Shoshone Permits

5:30 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.

SATURDAY
April 8

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 at Las Vegas Catholic Worker

4:00 PM: Arrive @ Francis & Clare Compound (about 13 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.

PALM SUNDAY
April 9

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). Lunch will be provided.

5:30 PM: Dinner provided

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.

MONDAY
April 10

7:00 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. Lunch will be provided.

5:30 PM: Dinner near Temple.

6:30 PM: Legal Discussion.

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.

TUESDAY
April 11

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

8:30 AM: Breakfast at the Sekhmet Temple guest trailer.

9:30 AM: Prayer and Contemplation.
12:00 PM: Lunch at the Guest Trailer.

2:30 - 3:30 PM: Peace Vigil at Creech AFB.

4:00 PM: Prayer and Contemplation.

5:30 PM: Dinner at the Guest Trailer.

Tuesday is a day of reflection at the Goddess Temple punctuated by peace vigils at Creech Air Force Base in the morning and afternoon.

Again, most people will use a couch or a bed in the Guest Trailer or 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.

WEDNESDAY
April 12

7:00 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. Lunch will be provided.

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.

5:30 PM: Dinner provided

Most people will set up tents and camp across the highway from Mercury. Some people will shuttle back to the Goddess Temple for the night and drive out early 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.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
April 13

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

6:30 AM: Breakfast at Peace Camp.

8:00 AM: Culvert-tunnel footwashing activity between Peace Camp and the Mercury entrance to the NNSS

9:00AM Procession from culvert-tunnels to main gate and ritual resistance/line-crossing.

10:00 AM: Lunch

11:00 AM: Closing Circle for folks needing to return to Vegas or other homes elsewhere. For those able to stay, this will be time to prepare for the following week's Shut Down Creech events.

Cars will depart at 12:00 PM from Peace Camp or Mercury, towards Clark County.

There will be a Stations of the Cross at the Gates of the Test Site on April 14th, at 10 AM
conducted by the Las Vegas Catholic Worker.

*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.

WHAT TO BRING:
Be prepared for a variety of temperatures and weather conditions. It usually rains at some point during such pilgrimages (but only for less than a day in this Great Basin Desert).

hiking boots
sunscreen
rain gear
jacket
sleeping bag
tent
durable water bottle
flashlight
first aid including "moleskin" for walking blisters
hat(s): brims-good against sun / straps-good against wind / stocking caps-good against cold
trail mix and other snacks you'll need and that you'd like to share (though we'll have some too)
cup, utensils, plate (some plasticware is available, if you have issues eating hot food in plastic, bring your own bowl & mug)

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

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