TIME: 1/18/19 5:00 pm – 1/18/19 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Holt Pond Preserve, Bridgton, Maine
Ok, not quite a full moon- but we can still get out under a BIG moon- and get you psyched for the supermoon lunar eclipse happening on Sunday of the same weekend! Join us for a Friday afternoon/ evening hike under the moon at Holt Pond. We’ll snowshoe out to the bog and back, with headlamps (or without!) and enjoy the winter moon. Please be prepared with extra layers, snacks, water, and headlamp. Let us know if you’d like to borrow some snowshoes! Let email@example.com know if you are interested in joining in the fun! Please note that winter parking for Holt Pond is on the corner of Perley and Chaplins Mill Roads, please carpool if possible!
Moderate 2.4 mile round trip hike up Noyes Mountain to catch the sunset. Meet at 172 Richardson Hollow Road, Greenwood. Weather permitting, bring snowshoes and headlamps.
Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe, depending on conditions) at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Enjoy a crisp evening illuminated by the glow of the moon and discover a new way of being in the woods. At night, sounds become more pronounced; listen for owls and the rustling of nighttime foragers along the trail.
Meet at the gate at HVNC at 4:30 pm. Dress warmly, wear shoes/boots with good grips and a hiking stick if desired, snack, drink and flashlight or headlamp. Guide Chuck Dinsmore will lead the hike to shore of Little Dyer Pond, to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will be about 40 minutes each way, and of moderate ease. Snowshoes are available by reservation, or bring your own, if we have snow.
Full Moon Night
Open to all ages.
Spend the full moon with us on the farm as we read “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen and take a brief evening walk through the wintery forest and fields. Maybe we will even spot an owl. Warm up after with some socialization around the campfire.
Walk times: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm
It is important to show up on time for your selected walk, as we will be leaving the classroom and heading outdoors.
For Storm Cancellations:
See Storm Center WCSH6
Baxter Outdoors continues the Packed Powder Series with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, Maine and part of the Auburn Winter Fest. This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as we snowshoe and nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine.
The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area.
XC Skiers will race first at 9:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 9:05am
All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge.
Discipline(s):Snowshoe, Nordic Ski, Ski Mountaineering
Solo 5km Snowshoe
Solo 10km Duathlon
Team 10km Duathlon
$30/$35 —– 5km Snowshoe (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$35/$40 —– 10km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$50/$60 —– 10km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
*Early Bird pricing ends on 1/19/2019
● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
● A cooldown beer (must be over 21)
7:30am: Race registration opens
8:30am: Race registration ends
9:00am: Shotgun start for nordic ski
9:05am: Shotgun start for snowshoe
Join as many as a hundred RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends to hike the loop trail, share some cheer at the summit, sip hot cocoa, toast marshmallows, and hoot or howl at the big orange rising moon.
This year brings RRCT’s 8th annual mountain-top moonrise trek and bonfire. All the fun happens at Pisgah Hill Preserve, 74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester near the Pownal town line.
The sun sets at 5:20 pm and the moon rises a few minutes later. Plan to start you hike between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm and plan on 30 solid minutes of hiking time on this 1.5 mile lollipop-style loop trail (1 mile loop with a 0.5 mile stick). The trail is well-marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. Gentle elevation rise and a rickety bridge on the trail requires some effort; assistance for the elderly or toddlers may be required for one or two steep ledge steps. Bring snowshoes, poles, a flashlight or headlamp, blanket, water, and lots of good cheer. We’ll provide marshmallows and more. The trailhead has a small parking lot which fills quickly. Most vehicles line the shoulder of Dougherty Road. Click here for Preserve details and maps.
Midcoast Conservancy will offer a full moon hike (or snowshoe) at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Enjoy a crisp evening illuminated by the glow of the moon and discover a new way of being in the woods. At night, sounds become more pronounced; listen for owls and the rustling of nighttime foragers along the trail.
Meet at the gate at HVNC at 6:50 pm. Dress warmly, wear shoes with good grips and a hiking stick if desired, snack, drink and flashlight or headlamp. Your guide will lead the hike to shore of Little Dyer Pond, to watch the moon rise over the water. The hike will be about 40 minutes each way, and of moderate ease. Snowshoes are available by reservation, or bring your own, if we have snow.
No dogs, please.