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Sunday, December 3

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

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Natural History, Outdoor Recreation

Full Moon and Folklore Hike

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We’ll start this Full Moon Hike on the early side so we can witness the moonrise of the only supermoon in 2017. In December, the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. The Algonquin tribes aptly named this full moon the Long Nights Moon. Also called the Cold Moon, this midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is diametrically opposite to the low Sun. Weather permitting, we’ll end our hike with hot chocolate around a fire on the beach.

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2½-3 miles. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort and minimize misery! Water is always good to have along. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp; we may ask for moments of total darkness to fully enjoy the moon and the shadows it makes on the dunes.

Pre-registration is required. Suggested ages 13 and older.

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