FULL MOON HIKE
Gold Star Canyon trailhead to Liberty Cap trailhead (well described on www.gjhikes.com)
Up the Cap or not will be optional
I wanted to do this hike with the October full moon but with the Monument closed . . . we had to go elsewhere for that one, so here we are. It'll be FUN.
Moon rises ~3 PM andsun sets ~4:45 PM so we will start the hike with the moon in the sky and the sun already long gone.
The 'hike' will involve setting up a car shuttle so we have some end of the hike cars at Liberty Cap (Wildwood) trailhead.
The photo below, from www.GJHikes.com shows much of our route.
WHEN & WHERE:
Meet at 5:45 PM at Wildwood trailhead to leave cars for the car shuttle. If you cannot be there at this time, meet at Gold Star trailhead at 6 PM.
Please be a Wildwood at 5:45 if at all possible. If we end up with too few cars at this end it makes the shuttle very difficult to do after the hike.
• Strudy shoes or light hiking boots
• Trekking poles if you like them
• HEADLAMP (read REI: How to select a headlamp)
• Clothing for the weather, including cooler weather after dark and possibly breezy
If you are or want to be a regular evening hiker with WSA PLEASE get a good headlamp.
Please do not count on using a handheld light.
There are too many times on our hikes that you need your hands for balance, scrambling, to catch a stumble . . . a hand held light just is not the tool for winter evening hikes.
It would be a great hike for FIDO but . . . Monument rules say NO DOGS
Doug Van Etten [masked]