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Full Snow Moon Hike at TriTown
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: February 8, 2020
Time: 6–9 PM
Location: TriTown Forest Preserve, 90 Miller Rd. trailhead.
February’s full moon is known as the Snow Moon, and whether it rises over a leaf-litter brown or dazzlingly white landscape, the TriTown Forest Preserve in North Stonington is a wonderful place to enjoy the mid-winter lunar show. Join veteran naturalist Kelly Allen on Saturday evening, February 8th, for a nighttime adventure that will be a combination, depending on your inclination, of pre-Valentine’s Day romance and bracing trek. Given the difficult terrain and the darkness, you’ll want to leave the kids at home. Our route, starting at the trailhead, will cover a distance of about 2.5 miles and follow the Blue loop west up and over Lambert Mountain and back down the west Yellow trail along the ridgeline—a trek definitely not for the faint-hearted (or anyone out of shape). If we’re lucky, we might even hoot up some owls!
Truly inclement weather like sleet, hail, polar vortex cold (below zero), blizzard winds and downpours will cancel.
Please bring the following items:
- Snowshoes (extras if you have them), microcleats, trekking poles
- Head lamp (with extra batteries!)
- Non-cotton base layers
- Wool socks
- Winter boots
- Winter gloves
- Winter hat
- Buff or balaclava
- Fleece jacket as appropriate
- Weatherproof outer shells, such as snow pants and winter jacket shell.
- Backpack to carry your things
- A full water bottle (that does not leak) and high-energy snacks.
photo by Bruce Fellman