Why do a Night-Hike?
Because hiking at night is a lot of fun and so are lakeside bonfires. We will start the hike at 6:30pm and finish-up around 9:00pm. The trail is somewhat primitive, passes through heavy woods, along rocky hillsides and up some fairly steep hills. As always in the outdoors it is wise to (be prepared). After sunset the temperatures can drop significantly so plan accordantly and dress in layers.
After the hike we will head down for a lakeside bonfire. The fire pit is awesome with lots of rock seating all around it. Bring a snack and something to share with (ten people if you can). In the event there is a red flag warning the bonfire will be cancelled. NO alcoholic beverages allowed!
** Please Read Carefully **
Meet at shelter 6 @ 6:30-9:00 for a 6 mile night hike
Meet at shelter 5 @ 9:00-11:00 for lakeside bonfire
Where is Shawnee Mission Park & Shelter 6? --> PARK MAP
What is the weather going to be like? --> WEATHER
Difficulty: Moderate/Fast-Paced/6+ Miles (night hike, primitive trail conditions, can be wet and slippery, you may encounter wild animals)
Participants should be physically fit, stable on their feet while climbing hills and walking on rocks at night. Proper hiking boots/shoes and a headlamp/flashlight is recommend! Be sure·foot·ed 1. Not liable to stumble or fall. 2. Confident and capable. 3. Good attitude high energy and ready to work-it.
What to bring:
Good attitude high energy and ready to work-it!
Friendly pets are welcome and must be on a leash
2+ liters of water (non-alcoholic) beverages to enjoy
Bring a snack and something to share with (ten people)
Headlamp preferred, flashlight or torch as a last resort
NO alcoholic beverages allowed in the park
This is a leave no-trace event
Terms and Conditions of Attendance and Participation
I have read and agree to the Liability Waiver in its entirety and I freely and voluntarily assume all risks for my guest and myself while attending and participating in this event.
In fairness to group members and organizers please be considerate and do not rsvp then not show-up!