November Starlight Navigation Hike
Friday, November 4th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The North Star has been mankind's natural compass for thousands of years. Enjoy a rigorous night hike while learning how to identify directional markers using the night sky.
On this three hour hike you will learn:
-To find the North Star (Polaris)
-To identify six different constellations
-To locate three different known stars
-Tricks and tips of the night sky
Wilderness skills including:
-Leave No Trace Principles
-Five W's of camp selection
-Emergency prevention and survival
During the Starlight Navigation Hike, you will try something new, face the challenge of the night, and laugh with new friends.
Hiking distance: 3 miles
Cost: $20 dollars
Location: Just outside of Idaho Springs. Click the link for Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/EhR9qcskULz. The last mile of the road is a dirt road. The parking area is on the left just before a Forrest Service gate.
Suggested Equipment List:
Hiking boots or shoes and wool socks
Beanie and gloves
Two liters of water
Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries