2014 Upcoming
Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes
April 14

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HIKING THE FULL PINK MOON

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.

Date: Monday, April 14
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Overend Mtn. Park (Leyden Street entrance)
Price: FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
Lead Naturalist: Rob, Else, 769-2835
Register: call 769-1800, or email sally@durangonaturestudies.org

Directions:
From Main Street turn west on 22nd street. You will go up a hill in which 22nd turns to Mountview Pkwy. Take a left on Crestview and a right on Leyden. Leydn deadends at Overend Mountain Park.

Trail Info:
The trail starts off very easy, with some easy-to-moderate switchbacks heading up to the base of Hogsback. At the very end there will be a very steep downhill section, so please bring good hiking shoes and flashlights or headlamps.

What to Bring and Additional Info:
. Please bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, layers of clothes, walking poles (if you want)
. Optional is a
flashlight (which hopefully we won't need).
. Dress warmly. Temperatures will drop as the night progresses.
. 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 non-member.
. Should you need to cancel, please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list.

Additional Info:
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).

Please note
No dogs allowed.

For more information, or call us at 970-382-9244, ext 3
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