Waning Full Moon Silent Hike and Meditation at Marshal Mesa

Even though very few people showed up, it seemed like there was a lot of initial interest in the full moon hike on Thursday so I thought I'd schedule a few more.  I am really loving these silent hikes and am happy to do it three nights in a row.  

Even though the moon officially became full on Thursday night at 7:03pm, it will still be very bright for the next few days.   The moon rises at 7:37pm and then sets at 8:06am.

We will hike in silence for about 30 minutes, meditate for 30 minutes (or less if the group decides together at the beginning of the hike) and then hike back to the parking area in silence. I will set an alarm on my phone and a chime will ring at each interval that everyone will be able to hear if we stay relatively close together.

I would really like to adhere to a strict no-talking policy the entire hike this time.  I really find that talking and hearing others talk really brings me out of my mindful place.  Whoever wants to discuss their experience can stay and chit chat. There are several different routes we can take.

Bring water, flashlights and extra layers of clothes if it gets cold. It was 50 degrees when we started at 9:30 last night.  A rain jacket might be a good idea, too.  I will bring small rugs for anyone who wants one. Bring a cushion to sit on if sitting cross legged directly on the ground is painful for you.  It might be muddy in places (not very deep at all) so where hiking boots.  There are cactus all along the way to good shoes are imperative.

Let's meet at the intersection of Marshall Drive (Hwy 170) and 66th Street.  From Broadway turn east onto Marshall Drive and continue for 1.9 miles to 66th which only goes south (left).  It is very hard to see the road, which is not well marked, at night so look out for a line of electric poles heading uphill to the south.  With the moon rising from the east behind them they were easy to see.  Go south about 700 feet (gotta love google maps!) and park on either side of the road. You will see a yellow pedestrian road sign on the right side.

Please call if you have a hard time finding the trail head or are going to be late. [masked] -Nick

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  • Shana

    Nice bunch of people, nice event format.

    September 22, 2013

  • Kim

    :)

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great experience, I could have meditated and hiked longer it was such a beautiful peaceful night. Thanks Nick for organizing this event!

    September 22, 2013

    • Nick K.

      i'm glad you enjoyed it and made it despite the road closure! Horray for GPS!

      September 22, 2013

  • nedjinski

    Marshall Mesa is closed until further notice.

    September 20, 2013

    • Beverly O.

      Nick, i fractured my back last week so will not be able to participate for a while. I"m so bummed. But I'll be there in spirit and as soon as I'm able, I will attend.

      September 20, 2013

    • Nick K.

      Fractured your back!?!?! That sounds really serious! How did you do that? Hope u feel better soon. Take care

      September 20, 2013

  • susan s.

    why so late?
    how about 6:30 to like 8:30
    does the late timing have something to do w the moon ?

    September 20, 2013

    • Nick K.

      Yes, the moon doesn't really rise into the sky and illuminate everything until a bit later. And I make my roommate dinner between 8 and 9; I'm a live-in caregiver.

      September 20, 2013

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