Please read the entire hike description before deciding if you'd like to attend!
OK, Lunatics. It's time for a warm summer Full Moon Madness - Blackett's style. Since its mid-Aug, it's possible this will be threatened by monsoon weather. While I don't mind getting a little wet on a hike, high likelihood of pouring rain or lightning will cancel it. I'll post weather updates as needed prior to the start time.
Please hydrate well during the hours prior to the hike and bring 2-3 liters of water.
According to the US Naval Observatory, moonrise is at 7:08 and sunset occurs at 7:13, with twilight ending at 7:39. That means no dark moonrise, but
We should hit the peak around 7:15-7:20, hang out at the top for a bit and start down around 7:40. Back at the parking lot around 9:00. Please make sure this rough time table fits your hiking ability or be comfortable with possibly hiking by yourself at times.
Same old Blackett's stats. 6 miles round trip, 1700 foot elevation gain, and the same ol' intermediate butt-kicking hike.
Bring a headlamp/flashlight (at least as a backup), 2-3 liters of water, and maybe a snack as well. Optional rain gear will guarantee clear skies.
Punctuality counts! Hiking STARTS at 6:05. Plan on being there 10 minutes early. It takes that long to say "hi" to everyone and put on your shoes. I like Bruce's precedence: "If you are more than 5 minutes late, don't count on us waiting for you. Although, if you phone [and can get the moonrise delayed], that will probably buy you 5 more minutes" (not 20). Use Google or something similar to estimate your individual drive time. Its no fun for anyone when you get there 15 min late and the group is already on the trail.
As always, your attendance acknowledges your understanding and acceptance of the risks associated with hiking.