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Starlight Navigation Hike

Saturday, September 23rd from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

The North Star has been mankind's natural compass for thousands of years. Enjoy a relaxing 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

This is a community oriented event. Plan on meeting some new people and sharing some stories and laughs. Additionally, we may play a few nighttime navigation games, enjoy a short campfire experience, and learn a variety of other wilderness skills such as Leave No Trace Principles, survival skills, and what to do in case of a bear attack!

Suggested Equipment List:

  • Hiking boots or shoes and wool socks
  • Warm pants
  • Jacket
  • Beanie
  • One liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small knife
  • Camera
  • Compass

Hiking distance: 3 miles

Location: Barbour Fork Trail in Idaho Springs - See google maps link

Investment: $20 dollars

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