Last February almost a hundred RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends hiked the loop trail through the perfect amount of new snow, shared some cheer at the summit, toasted with hot cocoa, toasted marshmallows, and hooted at the big orange rising moon.
Join us again this year with your neighbors and friends for our 7th annual mountain-top moon viewing, Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5-8pm for a free self-guided hike and celebratory gathering atop 325′ Pisgah Hill. The full moon is technically the day before; on Feb 1 expect to bask in the silver glow as the moon begins to rise at 6:26pm. Start your hike just after the sun sets at 4:52 pm and toast the “Blue Snow Moon” as it clears the horizon and lights our way home. This trek is accessible for most people who would feel comfortable snowshoeing during the day. All the fun happens at Pisgah Hill Preserve- south trailhead, 74 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester near the Pownal town line.
The trail is well marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. 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 are asked to line the shoulder of Dougherty Road.
This is a self-guided hike between 5-8 p.m., so come when you can, hike to the summit, and hang out by the bonfire.