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Guided Night Hikes

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]-2918.

This will also be a fantastic opportunity to do time exposure photography, and sunset shot of the sandstone and arch!

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  • Cathy S.

    Great talk! Ranger Jenn has such a winning personality! Thanks for the sensory awareness lesson...and the blue sparks wintergreen demo.

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was so much fun. Thank you so much!!

    September 2, 2013

  • Darla C

    Ranger Jenn was very entertaining!! Though to dark & cloudy for photo opps

    September 2, 2013

  • Liz B

    Thanks for a great night, Jenn.

    September 2, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Great event Jenn! Thanks for hosting it. I hope to be able to attend again soon.

    September 2, 2013

  • Wanda

    Thanks Jen. This was a great hike. Very educational. Can't wait for the caves!

    September 2, 2013

  • Lynn B.

    Fun and Educational. Sad about the cloudy skies

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like our weekend warrior projects have got the best of us. Thanks for the opportunity and we hope you all have a great time .

    September 1, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Ranger Jenn~ Thanks again for all the events you have lead for us. GREAT job and sorry I haven't been able to make it to any.

    August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to bring 6 additional guests, will that be ok?

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you allow dogs on a leash?

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi anybody car pooling? I get off work at 6pm

    August 21, 2013

    • Wanda

      Yes we can coordinate a car pool. Just need to know who is interested.

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Liz B

    Will be bringing another photographer with me

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! I can attend this one!

    July 30, 2013

  • Wanda

    Thanks for the info. Signed up for all three but not sure if I will make the first one as I am also signed up for a morning hike in Santa Fe that morning. Thanks for doing these! Appreciate your setting them up.

    June 30, 2013

  • Wanda

    Hi Jenn are all three of these going to be the same hik

    June 26, 2013

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