August Starlight Navigation Hike

August Starlight Navigation Hike

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August Starlight Navigation Hike

Unterkategorie - Rund um Sport


Barbour Fork


19 August, 2017

August Starlight Navigation Hike

Starlight Navigation Hike August 19th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The North Star has been mankind's natural compass for thousands of years. Enjoy a relaxing night hike while learning how to identify directional markers using the night sky.

On this three hour hike you will learn:

-To find the North Star (Polaris) -To identify six different constellations -To locate three different known stars -Tricks and tips of the night sky

This is a community oriented event. Plan on meeting some new people and sharing some stories and laughs. Additionally, we may play a few nighttime navigation games, enjoy a short campfire experience, and learn a variety of other wilderness skills such as Leave No Trace Principles, survival skills, and what to do in case of a bear attack!

Suggested Equipment List:

Hiking boots or shoes and wool socks Warm pants Jacket Beanie and gloves One liter of water Snacks Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries Small knife Camera Compass

Hiking distance: 3 miles

Location: Barbour Fork Trail in Idaho Springs - See google maps link

Investment: $20 dollars

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