You might be familiar with Barr Lake State Parks monthly full-moon hikes, but did you know that once a year, the park also hosts a Solstice Moon Hike? Bundle up on the shortest day of the year for this short hike (naturalist Larry Zanetell says its about two and a half miles) and listen to Zanetell and fellow naturalist D.J. discuss the last-quarter solstice moon and how some Barr Lake animals have responded to the winter season.
We do bring a scope, so hopefully well see owls along the way, and some planets, Zanetell says. People enjoy it; we have had very cold hikes, but I think the response has been pretty good. Take that warning for what it is and dress for the weather (meaning lots of layers!) so you can comfortably enjoy the program; youll warm up at the end with hot chocolate and cookies.
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The hike is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended; it starts today at 4:30 p.m. Call 303-659-6005 for information.
Mon., Dec. 22, 4:30 p.m., 2008