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Guided Night Hikes

  • Sep 1, 2013 · 8:00 PM
  • El Malpais NCA

Back by popular demand! The El Malpais National Conservation Area is offering 3 night hike/sensory walks this summer. Our budget is smaller, but our creativity is heightened. We will meet at the La Ventana Natural Arch (18 miles south on Hwy 117 from Exit 89) At 8:00 pm. From there we will slowly walk the 1/2 mile trail and make many stops to discover the wonders of the nocturnal world. This is a great program for families and kids of all ages. We will discuss how nocturnal creatures use their senses, experiment on our findings, and wait for our eyes to adjust to see the stars! Please wear closed toe shoes, bring a jacket for cooling weather, and bring one flashlight per family. Please note the meeting location, since the Arch has no address, this site won't take it as a meeting place. The ranger station is 7 miles to the North. For more information call Ranger Jenn at the BLM Ranger Station at[masked]

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  • Dorothy

    especially good for families with children 8 to 80!

    September 3, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    We had such a wonderful good time. I really wish we had a break in the clouds to get in a little star gazing, but the clouds did make it extra dark for our other activities to work really well. Thanks to a great group of people. Maybe we will do these again next summer!

    1 · September 3, 2013

  • Ranger J.

    Hey Gang,
    Sorry for a late post. Many of you might already be on the road. i just got back from the Ranger Station ( 6:15 pm) and there is a lot of flooding on the road. I was able to get through since i'm in a large truck, but there was flowing water over the road and many large rocks strewn about. Be careful crossing this water. It's right before the Ranger Station ( about 8 miles south of the Highway) after that the road is clear and dry all the way to the arch. I'm bringing a rain jacket just in case, but the rain is meant to be over. See ya there!

    September 1, 2013

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