Full Moon Hikes
Join DNS Program Manager, Andrea Owens, on a snowshoe hike beneath the Wolf Moon at Haviland Lake/Chris Park. Andrea will share her knowledge of how animals adapt to winter and facilitate observance of the beauty of winter under the lense of the night sky. She'll also share cool moon facts and legends. We will have hot drinks and snowshoes available for rent!
The Full Wolf Moon - January
This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
||Saturday, January 23
||Haviland Lake/Chris Park
||FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
Snowshoe rental: $3
||Andrea Owens, 970-769-9377
||call 769-1800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay and register online
Directions to Haviland Lake/Chris Park:
Take Hwy 550 north 18 miles to Haviland Lake Road. Parking is available in front of Rapp Corral. We will decide there which direction we'll travel depending on snow conditions.
This is a very easy snowshoe hike along the road to either Haviland Lake or Chris Park.
USGS Map: Electra Lake
Starting Elevation: 8,169
What to Bring and Additional Info:
. Please bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, layers of clothes, walking poles (if you want)
. Optional is a
we won't need).
Dress warmly. Temperatures will drop as the night
If we cancel due to weather, we will try to let everyone
know by noon that day.
Please bring a check or exact cash - $10 if you are a
. Should you need to cancel, please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list.
About ten months out of the year, Durango Nature Studies takes groups of 10-15 people on two-hour full moon hikes at various locations throughout the area. A trained naturalist leads these hikes and participants learn about the local flora and fauna, current happenings in the natural world, nighttime senses and astronomy events.
Full moon hikes are not an exercise in fitness. Instead, they a chance to slow down and notice the cooling, quieting world around us. Hikes are geared to the slowest member of the group, and are generally led with no specific destination in mind, other than a good place to view the rising moon. They are recommended to those of moderate fitness level or above. Families are welcome, but please remember that this may not be the best hike for children younger than age 9 (though only a parent knows how far their child can hike without becoming bored or exhausted).
No dogs allowed.
For more information, email
Sally or call us at 970-769-1800