Join DNS in a dusky exploration of natural history, nocturnal animals, local landforms, and cool moon facts and legends. This is also the night of a lunar exclipse, so we will be talking about that as well.
||Wednesday, October 7
||Burnt Timber Trail
||FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
||Klancy Nixon, 749-1140
||call 769-1800, or email email@example.com
Pay and register online
Head out of town going east on CR 240 (Florida Rd.) toward Lemon Reservoir. Continue to Lemon Reservoir on CR 243. Continue to the Florida Campground on 243/596. Follow FR 596 toward campsites 1-7. This road will take you up to the Transfer Park Campground. The Burnt Timber Trailhead is located next to the trailer parking before you drop into the campsites.
Easy uphill walk on the way up for a mile through spruce, pine, and aspens.
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
call us at 970-382-9244,