Enjoy the dramatic effect of this big, bright moon from the top of Gibraltar Rock! It won’t be your typical Sunday night.
We will walk up to the top of Gibraltar Rock for a good look at the Beaver Moon. This is also the third “super moon” in a row…if the regular moon looks like a nickel, a super moon looks like a quarter. This is the closest the moon has been to the earth since 1948!
The full moon in November was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
The moon rises about 4:30 pm that day so we will be able to see the moon on a crisp, bright night.
The hike begins at 7 p.m.
Watch for the yellow “Ice Age Trail Event” signs.
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. Bring a light as it will be dark at times. This will be a short (about a mile to a mile and a half one way) walk. Leashed dogs are welcome.
For more information, contact Bill at 843-3926 or at [email protected]
The hike will start at the new parking area west of Gibraltar Rock on County Hwy V.
For directions visit: https://goo.gl/maps/Hplue
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Full Moon Hike:
Our next full moon hike will be December 13th. Watch for an announcement of our annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2017, as well as moon hikes throughout the new year.
Weekly Lodi hikes:
Also, there is an informal hiking/walking event every Friday morning. If you are interested, meet at the Downtown Coffee Grounds at 9 am. The location and duration of the walk will be determined by whomever shows up. From there we can carpool if need be. The group hits the road by 9:30 am and is finished before noon.
Invite every one you think might be interested – the idea is to have an open group of boon companions who like to walk and enjoy being outside!
Questions? Call Bill at 843-3926 or email at [email protected]
“The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” Henry David Thoreau