Sunset on Sundown Ledge and Full Moon Ramble in F. Gilbert Hills State Forest.
Please consider joining L.L. Bean Mansfield on Friday October 18th for our only full moon hike of the 2013 autumn season. If you’ve never joined us for a full moon hike this is the one to try. We’ll be combining the viewing of the sunset on Sundown Ledge with a hike under the full moon over well established trails and woodland fire roads. Please plan on arriving at 5:15PM at our assembly point in the circular parking area at the end of High Rock Road in F. Gilbert Hills State Forest (see directions below). Sunset occurs at 5:58PM so we’ll want to get started on time to complete the short 15 minute hike to Sundown Ledge, arriving 10-15 minutes before the sun slips below the horizon. Please plan on bringing a flashlight and/or headlamp to use as we wait for the Full Hunter’s Moon to rise to guide our excursion. After viewing the sunset we’ll plan on rambling along the many fire roads that run thru the state forest and find our route back to our vehicles at High Rock. This hike should run 2 to 3 hours and cover about 3 miles in distance.
• Directions to High Rock Road,[masked] Washington St, Wrentham, MA
Warning! High traffic area. 50 MPH speed limit. Please exercise caution entering and exiting High Rock Road.
From the south:
Take exit 14 from RT 495.
Head north on RT 1 (Washington St).
Continue north 1/2 mile past the Thurston St light.
Turn right onto High Rock Road.
From the north:
Take exit 9 from RT 95.
Head south on RT 1 past Gillette Stadium. 1/4 mile past the State Police HQ turn left onto High Rock Road.
The minimum age for attending is 8 (Children 8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend).
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Dressing in layers works best.
Wear appropriate footwear for hiking.
Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines and gear you may need as well. These outings are free but you are responsible to have everything you need.
A camera and/or binoculars are always a welcome addition.
Leashed, people friendly, well socialized outdoor dogs are welcome at this venue.
Please arrive 15 minutes before hand because we want to get started on time.
If you have any trouble finding our meetup location please feel free to call before the event kicks off. Andy’s cell phone is[masked].
Look for Andy’s Green Honda Pilot with the “L.L. Bean Mansfield Outing Program” banner hanging on the side!