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Water, People, Place – Walking Water 2016

By |April 7th, 2016|Walking Water|

As we step fully into the preparations for Phase 2 of Walking Water it seems a good moment to evaluate and clarify what it is we are intending to do. Over the last 4 years of gradually bringing Walking Water to life the pool of people responsible and holding its vision has grown tremendously. It [...]

Locals Reflect on Walking Water Experiences

By |October 15th, 2015|Walking Water|

Lydia Gonzales of the Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Tribe poses for a portrait after walking three miles with Walking Water. Lydia wanted to join the walk even though she didn't know any of the other participants. Photo by Jasmine Amara Tracking the extensive issues that revolve around water in the Owens Valley can [...]

Inspiring Vision of Hope

By |October 13th, 2015|Positive Examples, Walking Water|

"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." John F Kennedy, former US President. Walking Water participants are sharing in a grand dream that could be a lifeline for the thirsty city of Los [...]


By |September 25th, 2015|Walking Water|

The granddaddy of all meteorites blazes an incandescent trail across the night sky, forcing a sharp involuntary intake of breath as I gasp in awe and wonder before gratefully remembering to make a wish. How many of my fellow walkers are awake to share this 4am gift, I wonder, as I replay the kaleidoscope of [...]

The Art and Heart of Listening

By |September 21st, 2015|Walking Water|

The land and the waters of the Owens Valley of California are talking to us in ways that inspire awe, respect, intense emotions and a multitude of as-yet unanswered questions. By day we walk long and dusty roads beneath a scorching desert sun, while at night we lay our tired bodies upon the Earth, hunkering [...]

Trail of Tears

By |September 16th, 2015|Walking Water|

As Walking Water passes the midway point between California’s iconic Mono Lake and the Owens Lake dustbowl, our community-on-the-move has settled into a reverential pace that invites a deep and intimate connection with our surroundings. Our world has slowed to a speed familiar to our ancestors and each morning we start together in a companionable [...]

Walking Water Event Reaches Bishop

By |September 14th, 2015|Walking Water|

After two weeks of walking, from Saddleback Lake to the Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Cultural Center, roughly two dozen hearty souls and their mission, elevating awareness of water issues both globally and in California, were hosted to a meal and a panel discussion Thursday evening. Activists from Europe to South Africa as well as Inyo and [...]

The Way of the Pilgrim

By |September 11th, 2015|Walking Water|

"As a pilgrim I discover the mystery, the magic, the meaning and the magnificence of life, in every step I take, in every sound I hear, and in every sight I see." Satish Kumar, spiritual and ecological activist. It seems especially auspicious and a beautiful synchronicity that Pope Francis’ call for a global day of [...]

Week One: Report from the Field

By |September 7th, 2015|Walking Water|

It has been an amazing first week of Walking Water! Thirty-five pilgrims from around the world awoke on a beautiful clear morning at Cattleguard campground outside of Lee Vining, September 1st. We were joined by many from the local community for the opening ceremony, a strong time as a diverse crowd gathered in support of [...]

From the Ojai Valley News

By |September 4th, 2015|Walking Water|

Today Ojai Foundation president Laura Whitney, together with 34 people from around the world, will walk ten miles of a 200-mile pilgrimage from Mono Lake to Owens Lake to raise awareness about California's water problems and possible solutions. The three-week pilgrimage, called Walking Water, started Aug. 31 and will follow some of the natural and [...]