2015 Upcoming
Full Moon Hikes
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July 2

July 31 (Blue Moon)

August 29

 


HIKING UNDER THE FULL PINK MOON

Join DNS in a dusky exploration of natural history, nocturnal animals, local landforms, winter adaptations, and facinating moon facts and legends.

Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Horse Gulch
Price: FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
Lead Naturalist: Rob Else, 970-769-2835
Register: call 769-1800, or email sally@durangonaturestudies.org

Directions to Horse Gulch:

This trail begins in Durango at the parking lot at East 8th Avenue and 3rd Street.

Trail Info:

Now that the road has been redone, this is a very gentle hike that is perfect for walking down in thedark. It affords a beautiful view of the full moon. At the top of the dirt road, we have the choice of turning left or right. Turning right will lead us into the meadows where there are a few different trails to choose from.

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 970-769-1800

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