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Camping in Polacca, AZ with amenities supplied by Grand Canyon Trust.


You provide:  Personal camping equipment and a willingness to create a safe environment for others and intake traditional knowledge.

We provide: All meals, snacks, equipment and transportation.

Please click here for a complete packing list (PDF).


August is a beautiful time of year in Polacca; however, midday temperatures hover in the 90’s, so bring sun protection.

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“Water is Life” Run Trail Maintenance : August 24–august 26, 2012


The 9th Annual Paatuwaqatsi “Water is Life” Run is on September 8, 2012 on the Hopi Reservation. Runners from across the region and the country participate to celebrate the importance of water and its spiritual value in Hopi society. This year, Grand Canyon Trust volunteers will partner with Hopi coordinator and runner Bucky Preston, and the regional Sierra Club chapter to maintain and restore the traditional Hopi running trails to springs in preparation for the run. Volunteers are needed to repair the trail and springs one week prior to the run.

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Day 1 Meet at Grand Canyon Trust at 12:30 PM. Park vehicles and carpool to Polacca, AZ on Hopi Reservation. Depart GCT at 1 PM with volunteers and trip leaders. Arrive in Polacca, AZ in 2 ½ hours and set up camp. Begin maintenance on running trails and springs and break for dinner later on in the evening. Relax and get some rest to prepare for an early start the next day.
Day 2 Wake early and have breakfast. Continue restoration on the trails and springs. Break for lunch at noon. Continue maintenance and restoration. Enjoy dinner, good company and evening relaxation at camp.
Day 3 Wake early, have breakfast and pack up camp. Wrap up trail and spring restoration work. Break for lunch at noon. We will tour the Hopi Cultural Center on our way home. We will return to Flagstaff by 5 pm.



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