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Join us for a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, and then warm up with a campfire on the beach! Transformed and illuminated by the glow of the full moon, the dunes are an eerily beautiful landscape.
September's Full Moon, like most full moons, goes by many names. It's often called the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time for harvesting corn. Similarly, it is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time when ripened barley is harvested and threshed.
Bring water and dress for the weather to maximize comfort. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp, but we may ask for moments of total darkness to fully enjoy the moon and the shadows it makes on the dunes.
Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand (which makes for a more strenuous hike), for approximately 3-3½ miles. This hike is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Weather cancellation policy: All trips will take place rain or shine with the following exceptions: If there is a high confidence that thunder and lightning will be present, we may cancel a trip up to one hour in advance. If the forecast is for steady and heavy rain all day, we may decide to cancel by 3pm on the day before the event. If either of these happens, all registrants will be notified by email and/or phone with as much notice as possible.