Full Moon Hike from 40th Street Trailhead in Phoenix

Let's welcome Mr. Moon to rise as we climb up this steep trail to the top.  We'll picnic there surrounded by panaramic city-lights views.  According to this website, March Moon will rise at 6:24pm and be full at 2:28 (the next morning):

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=197&month=3&year=2013&obj=moon&afl=-11&day=1

Length: about 3 miles, but don't let the short distance fool you - it's very steep

Time: between hiking and picnicking - about 2 hours

What to bring: headlamp/flashlight, water of course, warm clothes in case it's chilly up top, picnic items to share - veggies & dip, crackers & cheese, fruit, whatever suits your fancy

Note: the trail is steep and rather rocky; not recommended for beginners

Directions to trailhead: take Shea Blvd to 40th Street, turn south and go a few blocks to the parking lot at the end of the road.  See me in the little red lexus.

RSVP's open March 13

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  • Asta H.

    Brenda,

    I left you a message on your cell, when my friend and I started our return to the trail head. Sorry, you did not get the message.
    Thanks for leading! Perfect weather and a bright full moon.

    March 27, 2013

  • David W.

    Beautiful watching the moon rise and the sun set at the same time!

    March 27, 2013

  • brenda

    What a fabulous evening! Thank you all for making this one of our hiking highlights. And especially thank you for uploading photos - I appreciate it.

    March 27, 2013

  • Al

    Very nice, thanks Brenda.

    March 26, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    This was a great hike with a stunning 360 degree view from the top. The sunset over Piestewa Peak to the west and the moon rising over the Superstitions to the east. A great place to enjoy a picnic and good company. Thank you Brenda for organizing a super night!

    March 26, 2013

  • Jessica

    This was an amazing hike (and heart pumping)! It was great to have a treat at the top while watching the sunset and moon rising!

    March 26, 2013

  • Brandi

    Stuck in heavy traffic on the 101. Trying hard to make it but will be very late at best.

    March 26, 2013

  • Melinda

    I am not going to make it have to work late sorry

    March 26, 2013

  • Michele

    Darn have to work tonight. Enjoy all!

    March 26, 2013

  • Michelle M

    Yes

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot make it. It will not let me change my RSVP to No.

    March 26, 2013

  • Liz

    Thank you, but I'm just getting home from work

    March 25, 2013

  • Michelle M

    Yes

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1

    March 15, 2013

  • Inkeri M.

    Sorry. we'll be in Las Vegas!

    March 14, 2013

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