Fall 2006: Peaks March; San Francisco, CA

After spending a few days in Pinon (Navajo Nation) we went to Flagstaff to meet with the US Forest Service about a proposed ski-area expansion on the San Francisco Peaks, the mountain that lives just a few miles north of Flagstaff and creates the western-most boundary of traditional Navajo territory.  In addition to being traditional hunting and foraging grounds to tribes in the region, it sits at the top of the watershed and has, like the Wakarusa Wetlands, been a place of prayer, refuge, and resistance for generations.  The proposed expansion would clear cut an additional 76 acres of National Forest and would use 100% reclaimed wastewater to make fake “snow”.  (read more)