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Contemplative Full Moon Walk

Contemplative Full Moon Walk
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
*NEW TIME* 6:30PM-8:30PM
Pima Canyon at South Mountain
Pima Wash Trailhead and dirt road (2.8 miles)

9904 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044

For additional information on the trailhead, please click here.

Join Angela Ellsworth, Artist and Director of the Museum of Walking, and Ambur Gore (Cellist and Park Ranger) for a full moon...well, almost full...contemplative walk. As we move through the desert we will practice deep listening in honor of artists Pauline Oliveros and John Cage. This will be an easy to moderate 2.8 mile hike under the full moon, with some very gradual inclines of less than 100 feet in elevation. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp and be sure to bring at least 1 liter of water.

Information on November's Full Moon:
November's full moon is called the Beaver Moon. Historically in North America, this was a time when both Algonquin Tribes and Colonists set beaver traps before swamps froze over in order to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests the name comes from the fact that beavers become active in their preparation for winter beginning in November. 

Additionally, November's full moon will also be a Perigee Moon (also known as the "Supermoon") which occurs when the Moon reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. The Moon will appear up to 14% larger than when it is at its furthest point in orbit from Earth. This particular Perigee Moon will be the nearest it's been to Earth since January 26th, 1948, and will not come this close again for another 18 years. 

Directions to the Trailhead:
1. Take I-10 to Elliot Road, and head West.
2. Take a right onto 48th Street and drive about 1 mile.
3. Take your third left after Piedmont onto a small street (S. 48th Street).
4. Almost immediately, you'll reach Pima Canyon Road (on the left), where you'll see a small guard shack.
5. Pass through, park, and meet under the ramada (located at the end of the dirt road, on the right hand side).  

*Please note: The entry gate closes at 7PM, so make sure to arrive on-time at 6:30PM (don't worry, the exit gate will not close until 9PM). 

RSVP to with the subject line "Full Moon Walk."

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October Crepuscular Walk
Later Event: December 17
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