At start of Aug. 2 Walk to Eagle Rock, Chauncy Moran reads article about DEQ delayed decision. (Photos © John Budinger of South Shores Photography)
Walkers pause for a moment of silence.
Waiting for the Walk to begin ...
Road to Eagle Rock -- about a 2-mile walk.
Cars provided for handicapped or those preferring not to walk.
More than 170 visitors listen to speakers opposed to Kennecott-Rio Tinto's proposed sulfide mine at this sacred site.
Volunteers serve a picnic lunch to the crowd. Elders are served first.
The Ojibwe create many useful and artistic items from birch bark. Traditionally, the bark is carefully hand-peeled from the tree. It can grow back in 2-3 years with no damage to the tree.
The top of Eagle Rock inspires meditation. Visit photographer John Budinger's Web site at www.southshoresphotography.com