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Comet Encounter Night Hike | 2.9 or 6 miles
If early predictions play out, comet 46P/ Wirtanen may brighten enough in December to be spotted easily with the unaided eye. If it does attain naked-eye visibility, it will be the brightest comet seen from the Northern Hemisphere in more than five years. The icy interloper will reach perihelion—its closest approach to the sun—on December 12 and will be traveling through the bright winter constellation Taurus, the bull. Only four days after it slingshots around the sun, the comet will make its closest approach to Earth, coming within 7.2 million miles of the planet on its way toward the outer solar system. At this point, the comet should be easy to hunt down as it passes by the brilliant Pleiades and Hyades star clusters. That's a terrific way to round out another wonderful year in stargazing. Happy hunting! THE HIKE - We will meet at 7 PM at the shelter house prepared to hike - You will have the choice of hiking the Yellow trail at 2.9 miles or the Orange trail at 6 miles. - Both groups will leave at same time hiking together until we come to the juncture where those that prefer the longer distance will split off and continue down the Orange trail. The group preferring the shorter distance will continue on to complete the Yellow trail loop ending back at the High View shelter and parking lot where we began. - Star gazing will be after the hike at the High View shelter. - Please dress appropriately for the weather. - Wear sturdy shoes - More information about the Twin Creek park is available here: https://www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/twin-creek/

Twin Creek MetroPark

9688 Eby Road · Germantown, OH

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Welcome to the group that paddles Ohio‘s, rivers and creeks. If you enjoy paddling moving water (and some lakes too), this is the group for you! Keep in mind that paddling in moving water involves more inherent risk than paddling still water. Because of this, some paddles may not be appropriate for new or beginner paddlers. You must read and accept our release of liability prior to joining or attending any event. Now, lets go paddling!

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