Note: If you put your name on the waiting list then you will get an email inviting you to decide whether or not you are going to join in this hike a few days before the hike. The first 12 people who respond to that email will be listed as participants in the hike. Those who don't respond to the email will remain on the waiting list which will then operate as a normal waiting list.
I go on these hikes whether or not anyone else joins in, but I need to know if others are joining as I will wait at the trailhead for late arriving participants.
Sunday, June 23 is a Super Full Moon - i.e., the full moon is within 90% of its closest distance to the earth. Thus, it should be a great night for a night hike. But I assuming most people have to work on Monday morning so a late nigh hike on a Sunday may be out of the question. (I'm working on getting permission from the Erie County Parks Department for a Sunday night hike in Franklin Gulf Park which, if permission is granted, we can also do in addition to this hike Friday night in East Otto State Forest)
If we move the ASP Beck Hollow leanto hike to Sunday, then we could do this hike Friday night, June 21. Camping is also allowed in East Otto State Forest in case you don't want to drive home late at night (no facilities, just primitive campsites)
We will meet at 9 pm at the parking area at the entrance to the forest, then hike the Forest Road to its end point, a round trip hike of 4 miles.
The forest road is wide enough to give us a chance to view the full moon. If we were on a trail our view would be obscured by the trees.
We will hike as much as possible by the light of the moon but you must bring a headlamp or flashlight to participate in this hike.
This is one of the few hikes that will be canceled if cloudy skies are expected because that would obviously defeat the purpose of the full moon hike.
A waiver of liability will be required. You can download it, fill it in on your computer, then return it to me by email. Failure to return the waiver will preclude you from participating in this hike. Here is the link to the release form: Release of Liability
Link to G4map showing the forest road and designated campsites (you don't have to camp at a designated site - you can camp anywhere that is 150 feet from a trail, road, or water.)