Please car pool from the Beacon Train station. Lets be fair to other hikers and not completely take the trail head parking lot. Car pool 3:15-3:45pm. who you take, is who you bring back, or please make arraignments with them. Thanks!
Flexible start time. Anytime after 3:30pm ( Plz. don't wait to late to start!) . We'll probably hang around til 9 + pm roughly.
( I'll be leaving by then ^^^^^ .. no babysitting)
If you feel you need more time to head up. Please by all means start earlier. ( Also you should head down with first group leaving.)
Let's celebrate the Largest Super Moon in 70 years by hiking up to the fire tower and taking in the view.
Bring enough water, some snacks, WARM CLOTHING, HEADLAMP with extra batteries, and your drink of choice if you please.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST - Mt. Beacon Fire tower hike. Please hike up with someone who knows the route. Many do. Maps are typically in a box at the bottom by the sign at the base of the trail.
If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948.
During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14 (https://science.nasa.gov/news-articles/2016-ends-with-three-supermoons), the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034, so you really don’t want to miss this one.
Trekking poles are always helpful on this trail. As always, we will be taking the red trail for about 2 miles until we reach the fire tower. Although this is only a 4 mile r/t hike, it is STEEP and rugged, gaining about 1,000 feet in the first mile, so you will break a sweat (I advise bringing a change of clothing for later).
Bad weather cancels.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography is key to knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.
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