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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:17 am | Updated: 5:29 pm, Mon Jun 17, 2013.

JUNE 23, 2013 Sunday - EVENT DETAILS at Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park

Community Event will be at Shadow Mountain, viewpoint 1, near milepost 286 on Hwy 64, 18 miles west of Cameron, Az.

Community Event Schedule will be begin from 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Skywalk will be televised live on the Discovery Channel from 6:00pm - 8:20pm.... (5:00pm Pacific Time, 8:00pm Eastern Time)

The general public will not be allowed near skywalk site, credentials required.

The first 600 people will be allowed to watch on a JUMBOTRON screen located at Shadow Mountain, viewpoint 1- Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park area.

Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, umbrellas, folding chairs and dress comfortably.

June temperature in Cameron, Az is very warm, no Air Conditioners at this site.

Public Parking lot will be 3 miles north of Cameron Bridge, no parking at Shadow Mountain, viewpoint 1.

Public Shuttling will be begin at 1:00pm

We strongly advised watching the event from the comfort of your own home, Shadow Mountain Viewpoint -JUMBOTRON area will be very hot in the middle of June and there are no air conditioners at this site. Limit of 600 at Shadow Mountain Viewpoint.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMERON, AZ

Enter your location and get directions to Cameron, Az. by using Mapquest.com at : http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Cameron&state=AZ

MILEAGE to Cameron, Az (mileage varies depending on route)

Tuba City, Az 26 mi

Flagstaff, Az 52 mi

Tusayan, Az 60 mi

Winslow, Az 102 mi

Window Rock, Az 179 mi

Phoenix, Az 197 mi

Cortez, Co 213 mi

Albuquerque, Nm 368 mi

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Little Colorado River Tribal Park Office / Visitor Center

P.O. Box 459 Cameron, AZ 86020

tel : 928-679-2303

fax : 928-679-2017

email: lcr@navajonationparks.org

This visitor center/tribal park office is located at the junction of Highway 89 and Highway 64 in Cameron, Arizona.


Event to air Live on Sunday, June 23, on Discovery Channel

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – It will be one of the most daring and captivating live events in history -- Nik Wallenda, known as “The King of the High Wire,” will traverse the majestic Grand Canyon, without using a harness. Discovery Channel will capture the nail-biting, play-by-play live event on Sunday, June 23.

“Discovery Channel continues to bring some of television’s most talked about and historic live events of the year,” said Eileen O’Neill, Group President Discovery and TLC Networks. “From Felix Baumgartner setting the world record for highest skydive in SPACE JUMP LIVE to this latest feat showcasing Nik Wallenda’s greatest challenge yet.”

Wallenda will tightrope walk higher than he’s ever attempted before at 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River, a height greater than the Empire State Building. In 2012, Wallenda became the first person to tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls from the U.S. to Canada at a height of 200 feet.

“The stakes don’t get much higher than this,” said Wallenda. “The only thing that stands between me and the bottom of the canyon is a two-inch thick wire. I’m looking forward to showing the audience a view of the canyon they’ve never seen before.”

Wallenda, 34, said that this latest event will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to walk at such a great height as well as a chance to honor his great-grandfather, the legendary Karl Wallenda, who died after falling from a tightrope in Puerto Rico in 1978.

The Grand Canyon, one of America’s most visited tourist destinations, provides a spectacular backdrop to the event. The tightrope crossing will take place in a remote section of the canyon operated by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation.

“We are honored to be a part of this historic event and showcase the beauty that exists on Navajo country,” said Geri Hongeva-Camarillo, Media Representative of the Navajo Parks and Recreation. “The Navajo Nation is home to more than a dozen national monuments, tribal parks and ancestral sites. Many visitors make Navajo Nation one of the top destinations for their travel plans.”

"Navajo Parks and Recreation strives to preserve and protect tribal park land for the enjoyment of all visitors. We use our land and all elements of life as teaching tools for our youth and visitors from afar, we welcome this special event and the community is excited to be a part of it," said Helen Webster, Park Manager of Navajo Parks and Recreation.

The live event is produced by Peacock Productions for Discovery with Gretchen Eisele, Knute Walker and Benjamin Ringe serving as executive producers. Howard Swartz serves as executive producer for Discovery. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

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