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Waning Full Moon Silent Hike and Meditation at Marshal Mesa

 

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 8:12pm and then sets at 9:10am.

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.

All trails in Boulder are still closed.  However, there is a little out of the way and very private street that doesn't get any traffic except for the few people that live on it just east of Marshall Mesa. 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 on Thursday.  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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  • Nick K.

    I am backed up on homework and need to work on removing insulation from our crawl space today. Please feel free to organize and go without me! It's a lovely walk south on 66th. It took us 30 minutes to get to the end of 66th where the road turns east which I believe is West Coal Creek Road. I was mistaken to believe that there are homes on 66th; there is nothing but solar panels and other industrial looking buildings and fences. It's a nice peaceful and quiet hike.

    September 22, 2013

  • Leta H.

    I'm planning to come Sunday (not Saturday). Please let me know if there is a change of plans on your end.

    September 20, 2013

    • Nick K.

      Hi Leta, will do! Have a good weekend. See you Sunday night.

      September 20, 2013

  • Leta H.

    So is this Saturday or Sunday evening?

    September 20, 2013

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