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Please donate to the tree-sitters to help avoid jail time

Please help the folks who did the tree-sit last summer pay their fines to avoid jail time. All money collected will go directly to pay these fines. To learn more about the tree sit please visit protect the peaks and also AZ Republic

Donations Needed to Avoid Jail Time

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One of the saddest things that has happened over the years of this battle for the mountain's spirit is that people who love her don't go to her anymore. The ski area and their urge to poop on the mountain and all it's life forms (us too!) has left a bad taste in people's mouth (pun intended). But we must at least reclaim the reason we all are fighting so hard to stop this ski area.

This may be the last time we get a chance to enjoy a sewer water free experience on the mountain, so come up and bear witness to the Forest Service's lunacy and also enjoy one of the most spectacular views in all the Southwest.

Bear Witness Walk
DAILY - Self-Guided, from Snowbowl parking lot (rain or shine - map)
Park in the Snowbowl lot and hike the short distance to the current destruction being done to the mountain (map), and as well as take a moment to pay respects to the mountain in your own way! And please be aware, this is only a short hike but please practice Leave no Trace principles. (Saturday, it will be from 11-2 with a prayer circle and talk session).

Please have a look at the map and get a few friends together and come bear witness. It is close to the lot and very empowering. Please be aware you are on top of a mountain and those who are not used to the elevation should be ready to feel giddy for a bit. Also this hike has some steep inclines, so you should be able to hike 1/2 mile up a hill.

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAP AND READ ALL SELF-GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS. And all the map notes. It is extremely important information and will also give you a good idea if you are up to the hike. There are reports of harassment and citations from the United Snakes Forest Service.

Please camp the peaks! Come together for some community healing, skill sharing, and fun on the peaks and bear witness to the pipeline installation and clearcutting. Just bearing witness is a powerful statement. This is simply a way for us to pay our respects to the mountain and come together as a community and start the healing process. What better place to do it than on the mountain we work so hard to protect.

Is it illegal to camp at Freidlein Prairie Road?

No! In fact this is the recommended place to camp by the US Forest Service. Nobody need do anything illegal, and just being there on the Mountain is enough. Gather all peoples and cultures who rely on the peaks in one way or another for their life. If for nothing more than the mushrooms and spring water in the inner basin, it is time to repay that beauty she offers so freely. We should all go there now and let the mountain know we love her.

So how do I make basecamp?

1. Get 6 friends (or more, or less -- come alone if that's your thing)
2. Read the Camping Rules laid out by the Forest Service.
3. Utilize Dispersed Camping along Freidlein Prairie Road (Forest Road 522). Which is about a mile from the top and has designated campsites and fire rings. (You must also read the rules for this specific camp area)
4. We have a list of suggested supplies below, but only you know what you need.
5. You can stay up to two weeks in one spot before needing to move. Freidlein Prairie only allows 14 days out of each 30.
6. PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE ETHICS.
7. Absolutely, 100% respect for the mountain. Please disperse all tents to be both friendly to the earth and your neighbor :)
8. If you don't know how to make a fire, please do not make a fire. We recommend cookstoves!

List of Camping needs:

It is low 20’s in the evenings and there will be scattered storms (which are absolutely amazing to camp in). Please bring warm and rain-proof clothing and gear.

  • Earth-friendly toiletries
  • Water, water, and water
  • Food and cooking utensils
  • Utensils, plate and cup!  <-- You really should bring your own (keeps illness down)
  • Cook Stove (propane)
  • Toilet paper
  • Tent
  • Tarps and an extra tarp
  • Flashlight and batteries (headlamps are GREAT!!)
  • Sleeping pad and bag
  • Medicine (if you need it)
  • Extra clothing
  • A drum
  • Small Shovel

Pack it in, Pack it Out!!!

Converge on the peaks!

It's a time for peace and a time for joy!
ALL CULTURES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Spend Christmas on the Peaks!
Dec. 23, 2012 - Jan. 2, 2013

LINK TO MAP

Prayer Circle every morning at 9 AM! - Arizona Snowbowl!

For Arizona Snowbowl, The United States Forest Service, The City of Flagstaff, and Coconino County this has always been about one thing: MONEY.

So let's talk their language. Hit them where it hurts! In the pocketbook. It is estimated that Christmas vacation and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend bring in as much as half of the annual business at Snowbowl. What if we had the power to take that away from them? And you know we do :P

If you live in the Fort Valley area of Flagstaff you must see by now how little Arizona Snowbowl really cares about the "economic benefits" it brings our fair town. I know some of us had a good deal of trouble even going to work when the snow was good and Snowbowl was busy. The traffic jam was incredible. Stretching more than 15 miles. They took our livelihood away and hope to make that a daily occurrence by having a "predictable" ski season using sewer water to make snow.

But then this jam up gave us an idea! Why don't we have a celebration for all sacred sites and equal rights at the same time? Arizona Snowbowl does not own the mountain, and it is perfectly legal to drive up to the area for any permitted public lands use. This means hiking, camping, praying, skiing, sitting, loving, mushroom hunting, etc. We will have a morning prayer circle and then enjoy the rest of the day on the Mountain or go back to Flagstaff and enjoy all the other reasons we love living here.

Why should we do this?

It is time to stop waiting for a government entity, an environmental group, or any of the people you have come to expect to save the peaks for us. The time has come to show them how much power the people have! And believe me, you are the most powerful people in all of the world! You! yep you! You can do it!

It's time to insist on Equal Rights! If we all plan to converge on Flagstaff with our families for the Christmas Holidays (Snowbowl's busiest time of the year) and fill the hotels before the skiers do, and eat at the restaurants, enjoy a local home brew, and also join a circle on the peaks to give thanks for all that we have, we will show the town how good our money spends and at the same time clog up the Snowbowl road just going up there to pray for morning circle. We have the right to be there.

No laws need to be broken and no violence against man or machine need happen. Our government officials are forgetting what "all power to the people" really means. You cannot wait any longer for someone else to save the peaks for you. It will take of all us together to do this. So what are you waiting for? Put your prayers into action, Christmas on the Peaks!

Please share this far and wide!

Click here to view the full Converge on the Peaks photo album

Click here to see some of the pictures of before the clearcutting

For all Sacred Sites and Equal Rights!

Martin Luther King Day Weekend Prayer Circle on the Peaks
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Monday. Jan. 21, 2013

Prayer Circle every morning at 9 AM! - Arizona Snowbowl!

It's a time for peace and a time for joy!
ALL CULTURES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

For Arizona Snowbowl, The United States Forest Service, The City of Flagstaff, and Coconino County this has always been about one thing: MONEY.

So let's talk their language. Hit them where it hurts! In the pocketbook. It is estimated that Christmas vacation and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend bring in as much as half of the annual business at Snowbowl. What if we had the power to take that away from them? And you know we do :P

If you live in the Fort Valley area of Flagstaff you must see by now how little Arizona Snowbowl really cares about the "economic benefits" it brings our fair town. I know some of us had a good deal of trouble even going to work when the snow was good and Snowbowl was busy. The traffic jam was incredible. Stretching more than 15 miles. They took our livelihood away and hope to make that a daily occurrence by having a "predictable" ski season using sewer water to make snow.

But then this jam up gave us an idea! Why don't we have a celebration for all sacred sites and equal rights at the same time? Arizona Snowbowl does not own the mountain, and it is perfectly legal to drive up to the area for any permitted public lands use. This means hiking, camping, praying, skiing, sitting, loving, mushroom hunting, etc. We will have a morning prayer circle and then enjoy the rest of the day on the Mountain or go back to Flagstaff and enjoy all the other reasons we love living here.

Why should we do this?

It is time to stop waiting for a government entity, an environmental group, or any of the people you have come to expect to save the peaks for us. The time has come to show them how much power the people have! And believe me, you are the most powerful people in all of the world! You! yep you! You can do it!

It's time to insist on Equal Rights! If we all plan to converge on Flagstaff with our families for the MLK Holidays (Snowbowl's busiest weekend of the year) and fill the hotels before the skiers do, and eat at the restaurants, enjoy a local home brew, and also join a circle on the peaks to give thanks for all that we have, we will show the town how good our money spends and at the same time clog up the Snowbowl road just going up there to pray for morning circle. We have the right to be there.

No laws need to be broken and no violence against man or machine need happen. Our government officials are forgetting what "all power to the people" really means. You cannot wait any longer for someone else to save the peaks for you. It will take of all us together to do this. So what are you waiting for? Put your prayers into action, MLK Day on the Peaks!

Please share this far and wide!

Click here to view the full Converge on the Peaks photo album

Click here to see some of the pictures of before the clearcutting