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Date Wednesday  11/7/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Star-Gazer Hike to Greenfield Meadow CGCSP
Start Time 8:00 PM
Status Canceled
Leader Charley Green
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 12
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1,104
Driving Distance 30

Location

Golden Gate State Park. See Trail Map.



For more info Contact

Charley Green / cjg30bn@gmail.com / Call or Text 720-506-3089



Details

This New (No) Moon Hike will be a short & casual observatory & social outing.  We will gather at the CMC/Coor's Tech east parking lot after sunset & moon-rise.  Members and/or Guests are welcome to bring binoculars or other optics & observation equipment as long as they are willing to cary those items while also hiking up & downhill in the darkness approximately 2 miles to our destination & safely back again.



Participants are required to hike either Lights-Out or with a dim red or blue color-filtered light.  Most headlamps have this feature.  The primary reason for this requirement is to preserve other participants’ "Night-Vision" while hiking in the darkness & while observing the sky.



We will casually approach Greenfield Meadows in Golden Gate Canyon State Park from the south-east by way of Horseshoe Trail.  At a casual pace it will take approximately an hour to reach our destination.  We will then spend 30 mins to an hour making celestial observations and socializing before retuning to the parking lot by between 11pm and midnight.



All participants should come prepared each with their Ten Essentials, adequate amounts of water and/or snacks & outerwear appropriate to protect themselves from the possible effects of the cold, the wind & sudden precipitation.  GGC State Park Weather Forcast 




Notes

We will gather at the Colorado Mountain Club/ Coors Tech north-east parking-lot between 7:45 & 7:55pm.  We will make carpooling arrangments and leave propmtly at 8pm.

The CMC is approximatly 25 min from the trailhead.  If you are planning on driving yourself or someone else please notify me beforehand.  Google Maps




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.