Women's Full Moon Hike
The power of walking courageously at night under a moonlit sky with a group of women is deeply magical and powerful. If you’ve never done it, you’re in for a real treat!
Depending on location, this 1-3 mile round trip hike takes us through forests, moon-drenched hills or sandy beaches to a view where the serenity of the moonlit sky is truly awesome.
DATES 2019 (directions below, mileage is approximate and for roundtrip hike):
(We realize that some dates don’t coincide with the actual full moon—busy lives and travel schedules determine availability)
4/19, 7pm-10pm @ Pogonip/park on Spring Street (3.2 miles)
5/17, 7pm-10pm @ Pogonip/park on Spring Street (3.2 miles)
6/17, 7pm-10pm @ Pogonip/park on Spring Street (3.2 miles)
8/15, 7pm-10pm @ Natural Bridges/park on Swanton Blvd (1.2 miles)
9/13, 6pm-9pm @ Natural Bridges/park on Swanton Blvd. (1.2 miles)
10/13, 5:30pm-8:30pm @ Wilder SP/park on Highway 1 (2.5 miles)
11/12, 4pm-7pm @ Wilder SP/park on Highway 1 (2.5 miles)
12/11, 4pm-7pm @ Wilder SP/park on Highway 1 (2.5 miles)
DIRECTIONS and WHERE TO PARK
TWIN GATES (Chinquapin Trailhead):
Link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/jsFtqWBgZgP2
Please park 0.3 mile PASSED Twin Gates on Empire Grade on either side of the road, then walk BACK the way you came to the trailhead. Twin Gates is 2.3 miles after the traffic light on Empire Grade & Heller. There is parking on either side of the street 0.3 miles after (and 100 yards. before) the actual "Twin Gates". It takes ~25 mins to drive, park and get yourself to Twin Gates from downtown so please give yourselves plenty of time!
Link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/CnumxogBknP2
Park at the end of Spring Street where the road ends and Pogonip begins.
NATURAL BRIDGES/SWANTON BLVD.
Link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/TFgFKCZXTNF2
Park at the intersection of West Cliff Dr. and Swanton Blvd.
Link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/t1auauvbnXx
Park on the side of highway 1 BEFORE the turn into Wilder Ranch, DO NOT turn into Wilder Ranch parking lot (or your car will be locked in for the night--doh!).
Headlamp (with spare batteries)
Sturdy hiking shoes
Layers, it can get chilly
Optional: snacks, hiking poles, hot tea
We ask a $10 donation that goes towards getting more people outside, connecting with the earth! No one will be turned away for lack of funds.