Full moon hike up Winn Mountain in Lyndeborough NH, Monday April 14th, 7:30 PM
Winn Mountain is a short hike of about a mile and a half with an 800’ elevation gain. It takes maybe 45 minutes to get up there depending on your condition. It has a nice ledge top with good view most of the way around. Technically the full moon is on Tuesday but rain is predicted. Monday has a high of 77 with a low of 56 predicted along with clouds, I think Monday is the night to go.
Sunset is at 7:28 PM, moon rise is at 6:59 PM. You must at least have a flashlight, a headlamp is preferred. Please bring your own water, clothes appropriate for the night temperatures, and anything else you may need in this timeframe.
I would enjoy spending some time at the top. Bring something to sit on as well as your favorite beverage to enjoy along with the view. I do not mind dogs along as long as they are well behaved. I will have my black lab Bond with me. If you have a problem hiking with dogs then this is not the hike for you.
I would call this a beginners hike, although some would say it is steep. It is not flat and does not have any flat sections. I would like to hike it without taking any breaks but I am a mildly tolerant person.
Here are directions to the trail head. http://www.nhmountainhiking.com/hike/winn/directions.html. At the end of Joslin Rd you drive right in front of an old house, is seem as if you are going right into their driveway but this is the place.
There is an eclipse of the moon on the morning of April 15th 2014. Below are a couple links for details. If there was interest expressed to go later to watch I would entertain the idea but it would really involve staying up all night. As I have to be to work at 7:30 AM, probably not a good idea. I know I will be getting up at home in the middle of the night to see this.
Please feel free to email me any questions but do not wait until the last minutes as I work on Monday an may not access my email until after 5PM.
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