Saturday, July 27, 2013

Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz Day 12

Day 12: We have made it to Ruffs Dale and will be in Washington tomorrow and Wheeling on Sunday night. It has been difficult due to the ongoing problem of getting the truck fixed, which is more a question of time to get into a shop. Some supporters in Wheeling are currently helping us with this and we anticipate it to be fixed this weekend. In the meantime, we will be running the staff to Washington, PA and walk to Wheeling from there.
For those that have never been on a Walk like this, this is how we do things. We start the Sovereignty Staff and the Women’s Staff with a prayer from where we left off the day before and we usually walk four rounds of five miles. From there, a decision is made to run the staff, and sometimes if there is no shoulder or is otherwise unsafe we will run the staff through that part. At the end of the day we have a Ceremony and the place is marked for the next day. The Sovereignty Staff is going every step of the way to Pier 33 in San Francisco for the ferry to Alcatraz.
Route info and schedule: http://www.returntoalcatraz.com

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