7th Annual Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek (Super Blue Full Snow Moon)
5pm-8pm, Thursday February 1, 2018
74 Dougherty Road New Gloucester Maine
This is today! Join us. The snow will be fresh, the evening will be warm, and the fire will be hot.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 it begins to rise a little before 6pm. Start your hike just after the sun sets at 4:52 pm (or show up early for the sunset) or later and toast the Super “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. Click here for Preserve details and a map.