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Full Moon Lantern Light XC Ski

Because of the storm the Full Moon/Lantern XC Skiing  MEETUP has been rescheduled to  TUESDAY FEB 18th 

The moon will still be almost full and the roads will be much safer. 

Meet at 630 or before. Probably hit the trails at 7ish - it closes at 9.  Come late if you have to and meet us on the trails. The lantern section is not super long. You'll catch us. 

This has been cross posted in two other groups so far with a total of 10 Meetuper attending 

http://www.meetup.com/socialnetwork-1414/events/164925162/

http://www.meetup.com/BMSocial/

Join us as we go cross country skiing at night. The trail will be  illuminated by lantern and the full moon.

All skills level are welcome. I have never been cross country skiing before. So this will be an adventure for me.

This will be cancelled if we don't have enough snow.  But that doesn't look like it will be a problem. 

Cost: 

Admission: $11.00

Rentals: Full Package Ski, Boots, and Poles are $14

Rental are Available onsite

We will have dinner/drinks afterwards at a local restaurant

Website:

http://www.greatbrookski.com/

Please check above link for more info

Park Directions 
Great Brook Farm State Park is located in north-eastern Massachusetts.

From Rt. 128: Take exit 31B. Follow Route 225 West for 8 miles to the Carlisle center rotary, then turn right on Lowell St. (following the sign to Chelmsford.) Fern's Market is on the corner. The Park entrance is 2 miles ahead on the right. The Park Office (984 Lowell St) is just beyond the entrance also on the right. Make right hand turn onto North Road. Parking area is 1/2 mile down on left.

From the West (Route 2): Follow to Rt. 495 North. Use directions below.

From the North: Take 495 South to Exit 34. Follow Route 110 West for .6 miles to Chelmsford Center, continue through light onto Route 4 South for 1 mile, then take right fork onto Concord Road towards Carlisle. The Park office is 2 miles ahead on the left. The Park is just beyond the office , go left on North Rd, parking lot is 1/2 mile down on the left.

From the South: Take Rt. 495 North to exit 32 (Westford & To Route 225). At the bottom of the ramp go right. At the lights go straight through. At the T intersection go left (onto Rt. 225). Follow Rt. 225 till you reach the center of Carlisle (small rotary with monument in the middle). Go 3/4 of the way around the the rotary onto Lowell Street towards Chelmsford. The Entrance to the park is two miles down the road on the right. The Park Office (984 Lowell St) is just beyond the entrance also on the right. 

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  • Roger L.

    Look for Matt in the lodge. He might be a little late. He's 6'3" blond hair. Tough to miss

    February 18, 2014

    • Roger L.

      OH yeah and meet by the stove

      February 18, 2014

    • Yoris

      I have to feed the crowd dinner. I will get there by 7. My cell is nine78-394-two196.

      February 18, 2014

  • Lisa

    Been wanting to go all winter . Glad to be able to meetup and have fun !!!

    February 17, 2014

    • Roger L.

      Well try to schedule another one

      2 · February 18, 2014

    • Debra S

      maybe the snow gods will be real nice to us, and keep the storms coming through March for the next full moon 3/16

      February 18, 2014

  • Debra S

    not looking like I will even make it from Billerica. Have not seen any plows come through my street all day. Car, driveway, roads covered with 6+ new snow and its still snowing heavy. Beautiful winter wonderland that guess I should just keep enjoying from the window.

    February 18, 2014

  • Sarah

    Is anyone departing from Cambridge/Somerville area that I could carpool with?

    February 16, 2014

    • Sarah

      I could meet there!

      February 17, 2014

    • Susan

      Most likely not going to make it because of the weather. Feel free to PM me your mobile number and I can text you if I decide to head out. Let me know where in Somerville you are as well. Cheers.

      February 18, 2014

  • Susan

    Unfortunately, roads are not looking good, so no for now. May change if the roads happen to clear up, but unlikely. Too bad.

    February 18, 2014

  • sheila m.

    Cancelling due to potential heavy storm traffic. Bummer. Was looking forward to going.

    February 18, 2014

    • Debra S

      if anyone wants to commute by train out of Boston, I can pick you up at N.Billerica train station, 6-7miles to touring center.

      February 18, 2014

  • Julie

    I am going to cancel. Maybe next time. :-(

    February 18, 2014

  • Alice

    I'm going to cancel. Concerned about the roads. I was looking forward to this excursion

    February 18, 2014

  • Julie

    Thanks, Roger! I agree Peggy. It depends on the conditions.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Peggy

    Thanks for the update Roger. I guess it all depends on the conditions.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Roger L.

    Is everyone still plan on attending despite the impending snow? if not please update your RSVP. I still plan on coming up from the cape. But if the conditions on the road are really bad I will turn back and post on here. Be Safe ! thanks - R

    February 17, 2014

  • sheila m.

    I will rent skiis and come. It is well lit? I don't have a head lamp.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Debra S

      you dont need a headlamp. with the lantern & moon light and the white snow the eyes get adjusted. even I with poor vision enjoyed. kept looping around 3,4times.

      1 · February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, they don't allow headlamps on the lantern loop. And the lanterns make the skiing just magical. With a close to full moon, the snow fields will be lit up and gorgeous. I will be there if they are open.

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Roger L.

    I should say that given the forecast, we might have to reschedule it for next week. I will have to make that call by Wed evening to give people enough notice. Stay tuned

    February 11, 2014

    • Debra S

      as of now the forecast for here in merrimack valley shows 'snowfall from before dawn thurs into late thurs with total 6-10inches http://www.accuweathe­...

      February 11, 2014

    • Debra S

      next full moon wont be till Mar.16th

      February 11, 2014

  • Denise

    This sounds like a great idea! I will be there unless the forecast is correct, and it rains.

    February 11, 2014

    • Debra S

      it better not rain and ruin the fabulous silky soft powder thats out on the trails now.

      February 11, 2014

    • Roger L.

      couldn't agree more

      February 11, 2014

  • Debra S

    if I make it there after work I'll be the red head WITHOUT a goatee.

    2 · February 11, 2014

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