PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart host a full moon hike and potluck dinner Wednesday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Photo by Beth Cortright
The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday Nov. 13 for a full moon night hike and potluck dinner.
Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, for the potluck dinner. PEEC will provide water, cups, plates and utensils. Attendees should bring a dish to share.
At about 6:30 p.m., the group will carpool to a trailhead for a short, easy night hike to view the full moon and night sky.
The hike will be about 2 miles long, round-trip. The group will finish hiking by about 8:30 p.m. and return to the nature center.
Hikers should dress for the weather, wear layers and bring a hat and gloves. Participants also should bring a headlamp or flashlight (red lights are preferred for better star viewing).
Register at peecnature.org for this hike. Admission is $8 per family or $4 per person for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineers members and $10 per family and $5 per person for non-members.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.