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April Full Moon Hike – Lodi Valley Chapter

April 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Hike:

Greetings Trail Friends and all you walkers, hikers, saunterers, runners, gawkers, and plodders!
This month we will return to the Lodi Marsh Segment of the Ice Age Trail for a spectacular evening walking under the April Full Moon. We will walk up to the prairie for a good look at the moon rising in the east.
Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring along a flashlight or headlamp.  Well behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome. This will be a short (a mile one way), low key, family friendly walk.

This month’s full moon is called the Pink Moon, though it actually will not be pink in color. The name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring.

Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. Others refer to the reappearance of certain animals, including Moon When the Ducks Come Back (Lakota), Moon When the Geese Lay Eggs (Dakota), and Frog Moon (Cree). Along the same vein, Sucker Moon (Anishinaabe) notes the time to harvest sucker fish, which return to streams or lake shallows to spawn. According to legend, now is the time when this fish comes back from the spirit world to purify bodies of water and the creatures living in them. (This name may also be applied to the February Moon, to honor the sacrifice of the sucker fish in order to feed the Anishinaabe peoples, traditionally helping them to survive the winter.)

Event details:

Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 pm @ Robertson Trailhead on Lodi Springfield Road/Riddle Road.

Location details:

We will meet at the Robertson Trailhead; Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Questions? Contact Bill at billpatti@charter.net or 608-843-3926.

Pencil in these upcoming Full Moon Hikes:
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 1 and July 30…the untraditional birthday hike!
  • August 29


April 5, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bill Welch


Dane, Lodi Marsh SWA, Robertson Trailhead, Kiosk
7771 Lodi-Springfield Rd
Lodi, WI United States
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