"When we walk upon Mother Earth, we always plant our feet carefully because we know the faces of our future generations are looking up at us from beneath the ground. We never forget them."
- Oren Lyons, Onondaga
Day 168 – Thursday, December 7, 1995 – Ned, Joe, and the main body of walkers determined to head on north along Highway 3/264 through Window Rock and Ganado to Keam’s Canyon and then beyond to the Hopi mesas in the northeast corner of Arizona, and the crucial, legendary earth sites of Black Mesa and Big Mountain.
The weather has been testing the walkers, with temperatures ranging from a low of 19 degrees F at night to a high of 65 F during the day. At night snow has come and coated the land and the tents. Onward the walkers go, the mission of our walk too important to let the weather cause delay.
Tom is not communicating with me at all any more. I hear from Joe and the main band of walkers that Tom, Charlie, Stacey, and Lauren have formed their own little group, although Joe thinks they are driving, and that they are not doing any actual walking at all. He said that based what he hears, Tom and allies are heading straight across Arizona on I-40, hoping to avoid bad weather.
Copyyright 2006 by Steven McFadden
Read Day 169 -- Odyssey of the 8th Fire