Between 2015 and 2017 we walked roughly 550 miles along the waterways from Mono Lake, through Payahuunadu and into Los Angeles with water activists, community leaders, tribal representatives, young and old, local and international. Here you can read our reports for each Phase: Phase 1 from Mono Lake to Owens Lake, Phase 2 from Owens Lake to The Cascades, Sylmar, and Phase 3 from the Cascades to Long Beach.


Walking with Water | Phase 1

In California’s fourth year of major drought, it is an auspicious time for Walking Water’s first phase to have begun, after building a relationship with many organizations, communities, and tribes in the local area and beyond for some years. We sent out our vision, our prayer, to join together in re-imagining our relationship with water and re-designing water management toward a system where we all have what we need...


Walking with Water | Phase 2

This year, we entered phase two of Walking Water beginning where we ended last year – the Owens Lake in the Owens Valley, California. The Owens Lake has been dry since the 1920’s after the Owens River was diverted away from its original destination and was fed into the LA Aqueduct. Previous to the settlers, it was a site of huge significance...


Walking with Water | Phase 3

Walking Water sees Payahuunadu (Owens Valley), given its history, beauty and diversity, as an acupuncture point for awakening awareness in the larger water body of our world. Payahuunadu is the deepest valley in the continental U.S. and has for some 150 years been a place of contention in relation to water. This has included the expulsion of Paiute peoples from their land...

Walking Water Vision

Art for the Sky – Kingfisher LA

Walkers voices completing the walk

Art for the Sky – Kingfisher Payahuunadu