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- 2012 Sacred Peace Walk Schedule -

March 31 - April 6

March 31
0 miles Las Vegas

Location: Francis & Clare House also known as the Home & Offices of NDE & Pace e Bene

2:00 PM Orientation
6:00 PM: Dinner


April 1
8:30 AM: Walk from the Atomic Testing Museum (755 E. Flamingo Rd., west of Swenson), up the Las Vegas Strip, down the Fremont Street Experience, out to the Nevada Site Office of the Dept. of Energy and the offices of National Security Technologies which operates the Nevada National Security Site to the Martin Luther King Statue.
Las Vegas

8:30 AM: Blessing and press conference at the Atomic Testing Museum

9:00 AM: Step-off

Route of First Day of walk (PDF)


April 2

8:00 AM: Walk from
Hwy 157, Mile Post 92 to Lee Canyon Road (Hwy 156 Mile Post 106) (almost 14 miles)

Sleep at Hwy 156 junction (at least 100 feet from US-95)    
April 3

8:00 AM: Walk from Lee Canyon Road (Hwy 156, Mile Post 106) to Indian Springs (14 miles) and shuttle or continue the walk to Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Mile Post 123 (17 miles)

Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality


April 4

Day of rest (as far as walking goes--only 3 miles between Cacuts Springs & Indian Springs)

Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality

Wednesday is a day of reflection at the Goddess Temple punctuated by peace vigils at Creech Air Force Base in the morning and afternoon and concluding with the Ritual for Peace and Healing in the evening.

6:30 - 8:00 AM: Vigil at Creech

3:30-5:00 PM: Vigil at Creech

7:00 PM Gather
7:30 PM:
Ritual for Peace, Justice, Forgiveness and Healing: at Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality

April 5

8:00 AM: Walk from Cactus Springs to Peace Camp across from Mercury (15.5 miles).

Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality or Peace Camp: (on west side of Hwy 95 at Mercury exit; just N. of NYE Co. Mile Post 5)

Late-Afternoon Arrival at Peace Camp across from the Mercury Exit*

Welcoming Ritual with Johnnie Bobb, Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council

April 6

Cactus Springs, Temple of Goddess Spirituality or Peace Camp: (on west side of Hwy 95 at Mercury exit; just N. of NYE Co. Mile Post 5)


Good Friday

Sunrise: Sunrise Ceremony

10:00 AM "No More War Victims" Stations of the Cross Re-enactment outside Mercury entrance to the Nevada Test Site (NNSS )*

    Peace Camp 25-year Reunion runs through April 9

PeaceCamp Reunion Info


*For events at gate to NNSS: Exit US-95 at Mercury (about 5 miles into Nye County from Clark Co.), make a U-turn before you cross the line at the entrance of the Nevada National Security Site, drive back towards the freeway, and pull out before reaching the freeway, down, off the road.


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

Resources for Peacewalkers:
Tell a Friend e-mail
Online Donation Page
Registration Form (PDF) (Word)
2012 Map of Peace Walk Route (PDF) (JPG)
Route of First Day of walk (PDF)
Peacewalk Background Packet (PDF)
Fundraiser Sheet (PDF)
SPW Flyers with Schedule (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

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