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Moonlight night hike

Who wants to join me for a moonlit night hike?

I will be hiking in Fort Worth at Marion Sansom Park. This is a Mountain Bike single-track trail, but in good condition with some ups and downs and switch backs. I hiked it last week and did about 3.4 miles (cut off a part), so plan about 3.5-4 miles. Wear good hiking shoes/boots as it is rocky and rooted in many places. And don't forget water and possibly a jacket (can't predict the weather).

http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/309493898/384455

According to the lunar calendars, the moon will be at about 99% full that night, rising around 7:40p with a sunset around 8p. So the time listed is when we will meet at the parking lot, and plan to start hiking just after sunset.

You can also bring headlamps and/or flashlights, but I am hoping to do parts of this in full darkness, lit only by the moon. Many parts of the trail are not covered, so this should work out (fun to experiment and try new things, right?). Having red lights is highly encouraged if possible, as those won't effect night vision.

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  • Diane

    Hey! Where's our group photo? :-)

    April 28, 2014

  • Teresa

    Very cold and windy, but a great hike with great folks. Great idea Kib!

    April 15, 2014

  • Della M.

    And now we know who Mowgli is! He's a real dude and not a bot!

    2 · April 15, 2014

  • Kristie

    Thanks for the quick hike, Kib! I love any chance I get to zero in my gear and meet a few new folks!

    April 15, 2014

  • Amanda

    This was a really great hike and I love that it was so close to me and on my day off! I hope I can make it out to other meet ups in the future. Seems like a good group of people.

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • cara g.

    Thanks Kib for a great little evening hike and so close and convent for me

    1 · April 15, 2014

  • Kathryn D

    Kip did a great job leading and helping people meet new people. Beautiful night, nice 2 hour hike.

    April 14, 2014

    • Kathryn D

      Sorry about the spelling error on your name Kib!

      April 14, 2014

    • Kib R.

      Lol, no problem.

      April 15, 2014

  • Niko

    It was a great hike! Thank you Kib!!!

    April 14, 2014

  • Kathryn D

    Coming ...have missed every light

    April 14, 2014

  • brenda s

    I'm here bit lost

    April 14, 2014

  • Kib R.

    Unless there are actual thunderstorms, I intend to still have this trip. Weather forecast shows it may be windy and possible clouds, so may not have as much moon, but still a great place to go for a night hike. So plan to bring appropriate gear and see everyone there. Please be on time so we can start the hike on time. Thanks.

    April 13, 2014

    • Laurie

      Hi Kib. Since some have canceled, is it possible for me to bring a guest?

      April 14, 2014

    • Kib R.

      Yes Laurie, that should be fine

      April 14, 2014

  • patrick

    Unfortunately I'm out of town for work. It's terrible I'm MIA when Kib planned a hike in my back yard. Enjoy!

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone driving from near downtown ftw? i will be near there for another mtg prior. txt if so[masked] would much rather carpool!

    April 14, 2014

    • +1

      If you are in downtown Fort Worth the park is about 5-10 minutes away.

      April 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      just gmapped it, 15 min away. so if anyone wants a ride from ftw i can do it. or from irving/midcities if u wanna leave about 4ish. i can also give ppl a ride back to either.

      April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I just realized Kib posted about weather. Thankyou

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am assuming we are still on for tonight, even with the weather, if it gets cancelled will we be notified here, Thankyou

    April 14, 2014

  • Ryan

    Something came up, won't be able to make it tonight..my spot is available

    April 14, 2014

  • Megan B.

    Not feeling well, someone take my spot!

    April 14, 2014

  • Amber J.

    For some reason, it won't let me +2, but both my kids are coming. We are PUMPED. Thanks, Kib!
    (Flashlights + layers = we don't care what the weather does.)

    April 13, 2014

    • Kib R.

      That is because I limited the size. Being a night hike, too big a group would be more complicated to manage. 1 spot is left since Bonnie changed her RSVP, so you can try to grab it.

      April 14, 2014

  • Bonnie H.

    Somethings come up and I won't be able to make it.

    April 14, 2014

  • Pam

    Injured back of my heel. No boots for me for a while. Sorry to miss, hope you get to see the moon!

    April 13, 2014

  • Diane

    Anybody want to carpool from Dallas?

    April 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi i def want to carpool. i am in irving but can get to wherever btwn irving & hike site to meet the carpool.

      April 11, 2014

    • Diane

      Does anybody know of a good place to meet and leave some cars? I'm not sure which would be the best route from Dallas, 30 or 183. Any thoughts?

      April 13, 2014

  • Jo

    I can't make this one but I hope you guys do it again! Looks really fun!!

    April 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am taking off for Kentucky during this time. :-(

    April 9, 2014

    • Karen S

      Have a good trip. :)

      April 9, 2014

  • Elle

    My first night hike!

    April 5, 2014

  • Laurie

    Can't wait for this!!!

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    this will be my first meetup, will we meet at the park , any specific area, thank you

    March 20, 2014

    • Kib R.

      At the park is a parking lot with overflow. There is a covered picnic area that we will be gathering at at the trail head.

      March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you! I am looking forward to this hike, and looking forward to meeting all of you, since this is my first meetup

      March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    lets all hit food town en route & stock up on chia seed kombucha & organic edamame packs ... the staples of any hike &/or zombie apocalypse.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Kib R.

    Thanks Patrick for the location suggestion and reminder to do things on weeknights. Looking forward to seeing you out there.

    March 20, 2014

  • Della M.

    Kib, what a great idea! Are you planning on spending the night on this side of town? It's quite a haul from your neck of the woods.

    March 20, 2014

    • Kib R.

      Thanks Della! I have no kids that night, so was just going to enjoy the peace. :-) Who knows where I'll end up.

      March 20, 2014

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