FALL WALKS 2018

 Geoffrey Hendricks,  Sky Music  Event Score, 1985

Geoffrey Hendricks, Sky Music Event Score, 1985

 Geoffrey Hendricks,  Clouds Moving Across Full Moon/Break in the Clouds , Cape Breton Island (Diptych), 2015

Geoffrey Hendricks, Clouds Moving Across Full Moon/Break in the Clouds, Cape Breton Island (Diptych), 2015

Sky Music Full Moon Walk

Sunday, August 26, 2018

7:00pm-8:30pm
Elliot Ramada Loop at Papago Park
625 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
Park at West Buttes Parking Lot

Click here for map location
Click here to RSVP by August 25, 2018

Join Angela EllsworthDirector and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking, on a contemplative Full Moon Walk honoring Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks who has been a significant mentor and inspiration for the Museum of Walking. Participants will meet at 7:00PM at the West Parking Lot located on the west side of Galvin Parkway. As a collective action, we will walk Elliot Ramada Loop in silence and perform the event score, Sky Music, at some point in the evening.  

EVENT SCORE

Sky Music

For 3 minutes each performer slowly and in a sustained way tries to reach the highest note he/she can play. While performaing if possible, look at the sky.

-Geoffrey Hendricks

This will be an easy to moderate 2.7 mile walk illuminated by the moon. For extra lighting, feel free to bring a flashlight, and don't forget to pack at least 1 liter of water for the walk. This trail is wheelchair accessible. 


 Alison Knowles,  Shoes of Your Choice , Event Score, 1963 Photo:  Event Scores  published by Left Hand Books, Barrytown, New York

Alison Knowles, Shoes of Your Choice, Event Score, 1963
Photo: Event Scores published by Left Hand Books, Barrytown, New York

Shoes of Your Choice Walk

Sunday, September 23, 2018

6:30pm-8:00pm
South Mountain Parks Activity Complex
South Mountain Park
10919 South Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

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Click here to RSVP by September 22, 2018

Join Angela EllsworthDirector and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking, on a contemplative walk where we tell stories about our shoes. This walk is in honor of Fluxus artist Alison Knowles and her score titled Shoes of Your Choice. This will be a contemplative walk that focuses on the shoes that we wear, the role that they play in our lives, and the stories that are carried along with them.

This walk will take place at South Mountain Park (Phoenix) during Silent Sunday where all park roads are closed to motorized vehicles. We will meet at South Mountain Park Activity Complex. We encourage you to wear a pair of shoes you favor, have a story about, or that have played a significant role in your life. After a mindful walk we will share the story of our shoes!  This walk is inspired by a studio visit and conversation with Fluxus artist Alison Knowles in July 2018. 

EVENT SCORE

Shoes of Your Choice

A member of the audience is invited to come forward to a microphone if one is available and describe a pair of shoes, the one he is wearing or another pair. He is encouraged to tell where he got them, the size, color, why he likes them, etc.

-Alison Knowles, 1963


 Infrared Phoenix helicopter image: Peter Crank, ASU Urban Climate Research Center

Infrared Phoenix helicopter image: Peter Crank, ASU Urban Climate Research Center

HeatMappers Walk and Ride

Saturday, September 29, 2018

4:00pm-6:00pm
Edison Park
901 N 19th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Click here to RSVP by September 28, 2018

 Phoenix helicopter image: Peter Crank, ASU Urban Climate Research Center

Phoenix helicopter image: Peter Crank, ASU Urban Climate Research Center

Come Sweat for Science at the HeatMappers Walk in downtown Phoenix. Be part of a public science experiment to establish the baseline for creating walkable, cool corridors in Phoenix.

Join us at Edison Park on September 29th from 4-6 p.m. The HeatMappers Walk is a community effort to establish a baseline for thermal comfort along strategic walking routes and bus stop locations slated for shade and cooler conditions in downtown Phoenix. Your participation will help map a collective experience of heat on the streets of Phoenix that can be tracked and measured and IMPROVED over time. We promise to hydrate you during the walk and feed you snacks.

The Nature’s Cooling Systems Project is led by The Nature Conservancy in Arizona in partnership with Arizona State University’s Urban Climate Research Center and Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, RAILMesa, and Puente Movement.

This is a FREE event and you must register to participate as a walker. RSVP for the event here. You must also have health insurance to participate as a walker and will need to sign a waiver before walking.

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 Eastlake Park Civil Rights Memorial, Phoenix, Arizona, Photo by Eva Shivers

Eastlake Park Civil Rights Memorial, Phoenix, Arizona, Photo by Eva Shivers

Walking with Black Phoenicians: Journeying Towards Peace Amid Chaos

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:00am-11:00am
Jefferson St and 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona

Meet at parking lot of Tanner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Click here to RSVP by October 12, 2018

Join Eva Shivers and MoW as we walk the Historical Jefferson Street Corridor – from 7th Street to 16th Street in downtown Phoenix. Known as the ‘Black Corridor,’ this 1-mile stretch was and still is considered the heartbeat or epicenter of African American cultural life. As we walk this 1-mile historical and cultural trail, we will acknowledge and pay homage to the educational, religious, political, social and cultural sites of key structures, buildings and places that paralleled key moments in the history of black Phoenicians and part of the national tapestry of civil rights history.

We will begin our 30-minute walk at Tanner Chapel AME Church – the first African American church in Phoenix and the site where Martin Luther King Jr. came to speak in 1964. We’ll end our trail at Eastlake Park – the oldest park in the city, and the social cornerstone for African American life in Phoenix. We will end our trek with an exploration of the peace markers located at Eastlake Park, poetry recited by local students, and a brief discussion about coming together for greater racial harmony and equity.

“If there were to be a ray of light through a sky of racial storms, peace and calm amidst the chaos and disorder of segregation and suppression, Eastlake Park would be this light, this peace and calm.”

~John Cano, South Mountain High School, 12th Grade, 1997


 Photo Credit: Unknown, City Meditation Crew, Badlands, 2010

Photo Credit: Unknown, City Meditation Crew, Badlands, 2010

 City Meditation Crew, MANY COLORS OF GREEN, Hamlin Park, Shoreline, WA, 2017 Photo: Nat Seymour

City Meditation Crew, MANY COLORS OF GREEN, Hamlin Park, Shoreline, WA, 2017
Photo: Nat Seymour

(W)Hole Walk: Framing Where We Place our Attention and Awareness with City Meditation Crew

Sunday, November 4, 2018

9
:00am-10:30am
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park


Click here to RSVP by November 3, 2018

Join a member of City Meditation Crew, the performance art group and fictitious government department, on a contemplative walk using cell phones as tools for meditation upon our surroundings at Hole in The Rock. We will attend to the process of responding to our environments, noticing our responses, and choosing how we frame our views. We will walk in silence and explore using our screens to note the things which call our attention while more consciously framing them. 

This walk is intended to introduce meditations that may help build human capacities for choosing how we respond to the vulnerabilities that many are experiencing in our current climate. CMC’s aspiration is for all members of culture to be as healthy, whole and creative as possible.

This will be an easy to moderate .5-1 mile walk with periods of unstructured time for framing images. You may to care to bring at least 1 liter of water for the walk.

City Meditation Crew:
The Manhattan-based City Meditation Crew is a fictitious city department whose workers make silent gestures in “public” spaces to inspire passers-by to pay attention to their surroundings, both physical and cultural, one moment at a time. Clad in white coveralls emblazoned with the orange “slow moving vehicle” triangle, CMC workers are recognizable as they complete mundane tasks a little more contemplatively than usual, breathing new possibilities into their performance and interpretation. CMC members remain nameless to emphasize collective actions over individual identities.

Click here to learn more about City Meditation Crew

Click here to learn more about Meditation Circuit Meditationcircuit.org


SPRING WALKS 2019

 Photo Credit: Pueblo Grande Museum Archive

Photo Credit: Pueblo Grande Museum Archive

We Have Always Lived Here:  Huhugam, O’Odham and the Sonoran Desert Environment

Sunday, February 10, 2019

6:00pm-7:30pm
Pueblo Grande Museum

4619 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Parking: On-site at Pueblo Grande Museum

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Click here to RSVP by February 9, 2019

Join Nicole Armstrong-Best, Pueblo Grande Museum Director and MoW for a walk through time at a site where the Huhugam (ancestral Sonoran Desert peoples) have lived and thrived for over a thousand years.  This silent, contemplative walk will start on the busy sidewalk in front of the museum and enter into a place that is a “pocket of preservation in a landscape of urbanization.”  We will acknowledge the ingenuity of the Huhugam and their impact on the development of Phoenix.  We will pay homage to this sacred ancestral place and the current tribal communities of the O’Odham that have always called it home.


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SUMMER WALKING

ITALY 2019

Topography of Memory - Italy Workshop 2019

May 16 -23, 2019
Tenuta di Spannocchia, Siena, Italy

 

Topography of Memory is an eight-day workshop focusing on Writing, Walking and Drawing led by artist Angela Ellsworth writer Tania Katan at the celebrated organic agricultural estate Tenuta di Spannocchia just south of Siena, Italy. Workshop participants explore personal and cultural histories by navigating the possibilities of line. Moving pencil across a piece of paper, inscribing text in a notebook, and walking lines in the landscape.

Click here for full information


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SACRA FORESTA//SACRED FOREST ITALY PILGRIMAGE 2019

June 3 – June 8, 2019
Sacro Foresta // Sacred Forest.
Meet in Florence, Italy.


The Museum of Walking invites you on a 6-day pilgrimage through the Sacred Forest in Italy. Participants will walk with this exquisite forest experiencing vegetation of hills, ravines, and mountains in the National Park of the Casentino Forests that are typical landscapes of Tuscany and Romagna where monks, saints, and pilgrims walked.


Click here for full information


SPRING WALKS 2018

 Adriene Jenik, Blast Radius, 2018, photo by Krista Davis

Adriene Jenik, Blast Radius, 2018, photo by Krista Davis

ADRIENE JENIK: BLAST RADIUS

Friday, April 13, 2018

7:30am (PST)

ONLINE

Join MoW and artist Adriene Jenik for Blast Radius, a durational performative walk that is the 4th installment of Jenik's ongoing series, *Data Humanization Performances. Engagement with this walk is through MoW's social media outlets from 7:30am-1:30pm (PST). 

Faceboob: @MuseumOfWalking1
Instagram: @MuseumOfWalking
Twitter: @MoW_US

Artist's statement: 
At around 7:30pm on April 13, 2017 the US government dropped the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb near the Moman Dara Village in the Asadkhel area in the Achin district of Nagarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. Nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" the weapon is the largest non-nuclear weapon in the US arsenal, with a blast radius (the area in which serious effects to people and structures can be felt) of a mile. Though the MOAB was the largest weapon released, it was only one of 4.361 air weapons targeting Afghanistan during 2017 (according to US Air Forces Central Command declassified airpower summaries).

At 7:30am (PST) on April 13, 2018, the anniversary of this event, I will walk an interior ring of the equivalent of the blast radius of this bomb on land in Arizona. This walk seeks to memorialize the civilians who have been killed, the villages being terrorized, the populations in migration, and the lands being scarred as a result of the endless wars being carried out in our names.

Follow performance with a live stream of text and images on Museum of Walking's social media accounts. Approximate time: 6 hours (Jenik will be walking barefoot)

The data humanization series emerges from the field of data visualization and big data analytics, in which large and complex datasets are presented through visual effects that render it “readable.” In contrast to this trend toward distilling huge datasets, each of my 'data humanization' performances seek to physically “translate” a single datapoint so that it can be more fully comprehended by myself and others. Chosen datapoints are numbers that trouble or baffle me, and that I seek to imprint within my body. I invite my audiences to serve as witnesses and aids.

 Maja Kuzmanovic,  Trace , 2017

Maja Kuzmanovic, Trace, 2017

FoAM: DUST & SHADOW

Saturday, March 24, 2018

6:00pm-8:00pm
North Shore Vollyball Courts, Tempe Town Lake

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Click to RSVP by March 22 for this walk!

Join us in celebrating the arrival of spring with the Dust & Shadow walk. Maja Kuzmanovic and Nik Gaffney (FoAM) invite you to attune, to experience diverse forms of listening, and to practice a geomancy for
the age of climate chaos. As we walk in silence through the Sonoran dust in the shadow of civilisation, we may begin to hear the murmur of
matter, uncover desert refugia amidst urban life, and forge new connections with the unexpected.

Dust & Shadow walk is designed and hosted by FoAM.Earth, a nomadic studio re-imagining possible futures in the interstices between art, science, nature and everyday life.

Important: This walk includes a soundtrack as part of the experience. You will need to bring a phone (or other device) with earbuds or headphones for listening during the walk. You can either download the soundtrack beforehand or stream it during the walk.

A high quality version of soundtrack can be downloaded from: 
https://tinyurl.com/ycbybaaw

If you prefer to stream the audio during the walk, it's available on Soundcloud at:
https://tinyurl.com/yb9mn868

 

Location Info: North Shore Volleyball Courts are located at E Lake View Drive under the 202 highway overpass at Tempe Town Lake. The walk will begin under the overpass. GPS coordinates 33.435206,-111.941293

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theWALK 

MoW's Second Annual Fundraising Event

Saturday, March 17, 2018

7AM-11AM
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area
2439 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

$25 single ticket | $15 student | $500 20-person Wave Group

Click here for map location
Click here for tickets

theWALK is the second annual fundraising event for Museum of Walking talking place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Focusing on the everyday activity of walking and listening, this 90-minute walk presents an opportunity for the public to experience the cultural and historical significance of the Rio Salado site through meaningful community engagement, public health, wellness, and sustainability awareness.

theWALK takes place during Art Detour weekend, a multi-day community arts celebration in greater downtown Phoenix that opens with the annual Art d’Core Gala celebration on March 15th

Visit MoWtheWALK to learn more about theWALK. If you can't walk with us in Phoenix, please consider donating or pledging a walker from wherever you are in the world!

LOVE WALK

Saturday, February 17, 2018

9am-11am
Bridal Path on Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Park in Church lot on SE corner of Central Ave and Bethany Home.

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Click to RSVP by February 15 for this walk!

Join MoW on a Love Walk at Bridle (Bridal) Path on Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Church lot on the SE corner of Central Ave and Bethany Home.

For this walk, we will split into two groups. This will all be explained on the day of the walk and we think you will enjoy it. We will be two groups walking towards each other. Once together (somewhere in the middle of the bridle) each participant will share a short story with someone they don't know about someone they love and why.

MoW's Love Walk is inspired by Marina Abramović and Ulay's 1988 performance, The Lovers: The Great Wall Walk. In this performance, Abramović and Ulay took a spiritual journey by each walking half the length of the Great Wall of China, starting from the two opposite ends and meeting in the middle. This walk is also inspired by two friends of MoW who will be getting married one day following the Love Walk.

 Galileo Galilei, Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti, 1613, Printed book with engravings, Biblioteca del Museo Corner, Venezia

Galileo Galilei, Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti, 1613, Printed book with engravings, Biblioteca del Museo Corner, Venezia

JANUARY FULL MOON WALK

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

6:00pm-8:00pm
Javelina Canyon Trailhead, Javelina Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85042

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Click to RSVP by January 28th for this walk!

Join MoW on a contemplative Full Moon Walk at Javelina Canyon Trailhead. Participants will meet at 6:00 pm at the Javelina Canyon Trailhead. As a collective, we will walk the Javelina Canyon Trail in silence.

This will be a moderate to difficult 3.5-mile walk illuminated by the moon. This walk is more rigorous than other full moon contemplative walks and we will keep a more swift pace. This trail is not wheelchair accessible. For extra lighting, feel free to bring a flashlight, and don't forget to pack water for the walk. 

Information on January's Full Moon:

January's full moon is called the Snow Moon. Native tribes of the north and east associate the snow moon with the time of year that experiences the heaviest snowfall. Additionally, January's full moon is also called the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions made hunting very difficult.

 Joshua Haycraft,  Time Transportation Device Plaque , archival inkjet, 2011

Joshua Haycraft, Time Transportation Device Plaque, archival inkjet, 2011

BEAUTY UNBOUND: ONE STEP BEYOND THOUGHT WITH RON BROGLIO

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9:00am-10:30am
Ranger Trail at South Mountain Park
Meet at Five Tables parking lot (directions below)

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Click to RSVP by January 18 for this walk!

Join Philosopher, English Professor, and CEO of the Animal Revolution Ron Broglio on a walk with Angela Ellsworth, Director, and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking where walking will be utilized to perform foundational philosophical concepts including: being and becoming, property, nomadism, finitude, and the virtual. Participants will engage in two silent walking exercises followed by a group discussion on philosophy and space. This is a moderate level trail. Please wear appropriate gear and remember to bring water.

Space on this walk is limited, RSVP today!

Directions: take Central Ave, to the main park entrance (10211 S Central Ave). Stay on Central (aka E Stephen Mathers Dr) to San Juan Rd mile marker 1.0 (where there is a gate). Look for signs for the Five Tables parking lot. Turn left into the Five Tables parking lot. GPS coordinates 33.341916, -112.086154

 

 Agnes Martin,  Untitled , Oil on Canvas, 1960    

Agnes Martin, Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 1960  
 

New Years Full Moon Walk 

Monday, January 1, 2018
6:30pm-8:30pm
E. Dreamy Draw Bikeway
2421 E Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Click to RSVP by December 30 for this walk!
 

New Years is a time of personal reflection and hope for what the new year will bring. Join MoW for a New Years walk all about silent contemplation, reflection, and community at Dreamy Draw. Meet at Dreamy Draw Recreation Area Parking Lot.

We will walk the fully paved E. Dreamy Draw Bikeway. Great for strollers and wheelchairs. No skateboards, bikes, or dogs please. For extra lighting, feel free to bring a flashlight, and don't forget to pack water for the walk. 

 

 


FALL WALKS 2017

 Hilma af Klint, Series SUW, Group 4, No. 14, Swan, 1915

Hilma af Klint, Series SUW, Group 4, No. 14, Swan, 1915

DECEMBER FULL MOON WALK


Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
6:30PM-8:30PM
Elliot Ramada Loop at Papago Park
625 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Click to RSVP by December 1 for this walk!

Join Angela EllsworthDirector and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking, on a contemplative Full Moon Walk at Papago Park. Participants will meet at 6:30PM at the West Parking Lot located on the west side of Galvin Parkway. As a collective, we will walk Elliot Ramada Loop in silence.

This will be an easy to moderate 2.7 mile walk illuminated by the moon. For extra lighting, feel free to bring a flashlight, and don't forget to pack at least 1 liter of water for the walk. This trail is wheelchair accessible. 

For more information on Papago Park including hiking maps and trail description click here

Information on December's Full Moon:

December's full moon is called the Cold Moon. This moon is associated with the month when winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark. Additionally, Decembers full Moon is also called the long Nights Moon by some Native American tribes because it occurs near the winter soltice—the night with the least amount of daylight.

 Her Secret is Patience, Janet Echelman, 2009. (photo credit: Will Novak)

Her Secret is Patience, Janet Echelman, 2009. (photo credit: Will Novak)

NOVEMBER FULL MOON WALK

Friday, November 3, 2017
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

3rd Street Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts (meet in parking lot on North side of building)
1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Click to RSVP by November 1 for this walk!

Join MoW on First Friday for a Full Moon Contemplative Listening Walk. We will start outside of 3rd Street Theater and make our way to Civic Space Park to view and reflect upon Her Secret is Patience, a 145-foot tall aerial sculpture by artist Janet Echelman. Much like the moon, the sculpture is monumental, and fixed in place but constantly in motion as its soft light dances gently in the air. This work redefines the ‘art space,’ by bringing viewers eyes upwards to the sky; focusing on a new celestial object in the night sky.

This will be an easy urban walk illuminated by the moon, our city, and Echelman's sculpture. Don't forget to pack water for the walk!
 

 Writing Desk, Topography of Memory, Tenuta di Spannocchia, Italy

Writing Desk, Topography of Memory, Tenuta di Spannocchia, Italy

WALKING AND WRITING: THE ART OF TAKING CREATIVITY INTO THE FIELD WITH JULIE HAMPTON

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00am-11:00am
Indian School Park (Meet in front of Memorial Hall)

300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
RSVP at info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line, "Walking and Writing

Join MoW for Walking and Writing: the Art of Taking Creativity into the Field led by Julie Hampton. This will be a series that utilizes walking as a powerful tool in the creative process.

The walk is from Indian School Park to Arizona School for the Arts (ASA). It is about 2 miles one way, and 4 miles round trip.

The walk to school is a rite of passage for many school children around the world, which can mean crossing fields of grass or following a dirt trail to the one-room schoolhouse or braving six lanes of traffic to a multi-building complex. The walk might be reflective, with time to process the natural world and our human experiences. Or it might be defensive to avoid a bully or a ten-ton truck lurking around the corner. This walk will engage us in the possibilities of both as we navigate our urban environment and reflect on one of K - 12 experiences.  We'll use a series of questions on the walk to document the inventory (what's seen), gesture (what people do), and dialogue (what's said) of our experience.  When we arrive at ASA we'll write up the scene with our writer's lens (our takeaway or perspective) to tell our story. We'll share our stories in pairs on the walk back.

About Julie Hampton:

Julie Hampton is a writer, performer, and teacher of English and creative writing. She currently teaches at Arizona School for the Arts.  She has performed her work at Bar Flies and received a City of Phoenix Streetscape award for her poem "Fork."  As a student, she walked a block to her elementary school, four blocks to her junior high and two miles to her high school when she missed her ride.  

DINÉ NEW YEAR WALK WITH JACLYN ROESSEL

Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:30am-11:30am (Meet between 9-9:30am. We will carpool from there to walk/ hike)
Meeting at Kayenta Bashas' Parking Lot
US-160 & US-163, Kayenta, AZ 86033
RSVP by September 28 (or sooner) atinfo@museumofwalking.org with the subject line, "Diné New Year Walk."Limited participation.
FREE of cost but you will need to pay for your own accommodations. 

The Museum of Walking is excited (and honored) to present a walk with creative Jaclyn Roessel! Jaclyn is President of Grownup Navajo, a blog and online community which shares Navajo & Native culture through a modern lens.

On October 1st meet at Kayenta Bashas' Parking Lot that is approximately 200 yards west of the US Highway 160 and US Highway 163 junction. This will be a moderate hike. Trail/hiking shoes, hat, light jacket, water, and snack(s) are recommended to share at the end of the walk. 

This moderate hike will be an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Diné Bikeyáh. Grownup Navajo — Jaclyn Roessel will share a couple of poems and stories of her culture through memories of growing up in these lands. October is the time of the year we gather in the spirit of Ghaaji’ baa axhééh hwiindzin — appreciating the new year and the time of seasons changing.

Considerations: Please be cautious venturing on dirt roads with vehicles not equipped with all-terrain or four-wheel drive. Note that alcohol is illegal in this area. If you would like to take pictures of people in the area ALWAYS ASK FOR THEIR PERMISSION. Lastly, cell phone coverage is VERY limited so please plan accordingly for directions to and from the event.

 Christopher Jagmin, The History Project, Florence Italy (43.776116, 11.248461), 1996

Christopher Jagmin, The History Project, Florence Italy (43.776116, 11.248461), 1996

CHRISTOPHER JAGMIN: THE WALKING HISTORY PROJECT

Thursday, September 14, 2017
5:00pm-7:30pm
Noriega Livery Stable
3802 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(corner of North Brown Avenue and East 2nd Street) 


For one evening, Christopher JagminMuseum of Walking, andScottsdale Public Art asks the community to join Museum of Walking to take a special historical walk around Scottsdale.

While walking, we want you to explore and discover new experiences; say hello to a stranger, listen to the birds or a conversation taking place, take a photo of a place or person that looks interesting, walk down an alley, open a door for someone going into a building, turn off your cell phone and find a bench and enjoy the moment that you are having.


With your map, we ask that you document an experience from your walk, by marking the time, and the exact spot it happened. When you return to the Livery, we will pinpoint your experience on a map of the area, and we will also document them as a historical document of Old Town.

BAT WALK WITH AMBUR GORE

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September 9, 2017
6pm
Phoenix Bat Cave

North side entrance of the Arizona Canal

Join Interpretive Ranger Ambur Gore as thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats emerge from the "Phoenix Bat Cave" at dusk to forage for insects. Beginning at 6, Ambur will give an informational talk about the migrating bat population, followed by a short walk to the "bat cave" at 6:20. All ages welcome! Please, no dogs.

Meet at the North side entrance of the Arizona Canal, north of Camelback on 40th St. Parking can be found at local businesses off of this intersection (for more info, check out Phoenix Bat Cave on Google Maps). As always, please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water!


 

WINTER WALKS 2016/2017

theWALK

March 18th, 2017
7AM-11AM
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area
2439 S Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ


theWALK is the inaugural fundraising event for the Museum of Walking talking place on Saturday, March 18th 2017 at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, a former landfill now home to burrowing owls, beaver, over 200 bird species, and lush vegetation in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Focusing on the everyday activity of walking and listening, this 90 minute walk presents an opportunity for the public to experience a culturally and historically significant site with one thousand other people moving together in a mindful way through public space. Unlike other organized walks or races, participants disconnect from cellular devices in order to reconnect the senses. By listening participants create connections and resonance between people and the environment. theWALK encourages contemplation of the cultural and historical significance of the Rio Salado site through meaningful community engagement, public health, wellness, and sustainability awareness.

All proceeds generated by theWALK directly benefit the work of the Museum of Walking including museum exhibitions, artist honorariums, research, artist-led mindful walks, community partnerships, social engagement, and outreach. Additionally, partial proceeds will go to Native American Connections and The Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project.

Please join in supporting the only museum in the United States of America solely dedicated to the act of walking.


Visit MoWtheWALK to become a sponsor, donate, or volunteer for the event. Tickets will be available through this site as well.

 

FEBRUARY CONTEMPLATIVE FULL MOON WALK

  Eva Hesse,  no title , ink wash and charcoal, 1966

Eva Hesse, no title, ink wash and charcoal, 1966

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
6:30PM
Location TBD

Join Angela EllsworthDirector and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking, on a Contemplative Full Moon Walk. 

About February's Full Moon:
Traditionally in North America, the full moon that arrives in February is referred to as the Snow Moon. In most regions, this time of year proves to produce heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures. Some Native American Tribes also call this moon the Hunger Moon as weather conditions prove difficult for hunting during the month. 

We will be announcing additional details and trailhead shortly. RSVP to info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line "February Full Moon Walk."

 

 

JANUARY CONTEMPLATIVE FULL MOON WALK

  Exhibition catalog for  Proportio,  Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy, designed by Tomomot, 2015

Exhibition catalog for Proportio, Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy, designed by Tomomot, 2015

Friday, January 13th, 2017
7:00PM-8:30PM
Elliot Ramada Loop at Papago Park
625 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Join Angela EllsworthDirector and Co-Founder of Museum of Walking, on a contemplative Full Moon Walk at Papago Park. Participants will meet at 7:00PM at the West Parking Lot located on the west side of Galvin Parkway. As a collective, we will walk Elliot Ramada Loop in silence.

This will be an easy to moderate 2.7 mile hike illuminated by the moon. For extra lighting, feel free to bring a flashlight, and don't forget to pack at least 1 liter of water for the walk. 


For more information on Papago Park including hiking maps and trail description click here

RSVP to info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line "January Full Moon Walk."

 

 

DOG WALK SERIES CURATED BY TANIA KATAN

  Giacomo Balla,  Dinamismo di un cane al guinzaglio (  Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash),  oil on canvas, 1912

Giacomo Balla, Dinamismo di un cane al guinzaglio (Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash), oil on canvas, 1912

Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
4:30PM-6:00PM

Hance Park dog park
323 W. Culver Street, Phoenix, AZ


Please join Tania Katan (Writer) and Felix Katan (French Bulldog) for Museum of Walking’s Dog Walk Series. This dog-friendly event will occur three times over the winter and there will definitely be lots of talking!
 
Participants will meet at the parking lot near the small puppy park at 4:30PM and proceed to walk the park as a pack. At the end of the walk, four-legged friends are welcome to play in either park, while bipedal
 participants socialize.
 
Safety is always a top priority at walks curated by Museum of Walking. All dogs must be fully socialized and play well with others in order to attend the Dog Walk Series. Please click here to review pup and human etiquette at Hance Park dog park.


RSVP to info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line "Dog Walk Series." In the email body, please indicate which dates you plan on attending, and how many people and pups are in your pack.

 

 

CONTEMPLATIVE WALKS FALL 2016

CONTEMPLATIVE FULL MOON WALK

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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 info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line "Full Moon Walk."

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OCTOBER CREPUSCULAR WALK

Crepuscular Walk
Sunday October 2nd, 2016
8AM - 10AM
Pima Canyon Trailhead
9904 S. 48th Street near Guadalupe Road


For specific directions to trailhead click here.

Join Ambur Gore, local Interpretive Park Ranger and Cellist, to learn a few tips on crepuscular wildlife viewing. Crepuscular wildlife have adapted to be most active at dawn and dusk avoiding the hottest temperatures of desert days. Please wear shoes you can hike in, bring water to stay hydrated, and don't forget sun protection. Wearing muted colors and unscented hygiene products can aid in viewing wildlife. 

RSVP to info@museumofwalking.org with the subject line "October Crepuscular Walk."

 

CONTEMPLATIVE WALKS SPRING 2016

WALK THE INDIAN SCHOOL

Led by Patty Talahongva
 

Saturday May 7, 2016
8am - 10am

Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Rd.(3rd St. and Indian School)
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Chances are you've taken Indian School Road to drive into downtown Phoenix but do you know how the road got its name? Did you know the federal government operated a boarding school for Native American children for 99 years at the corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road? Come join us for a walking tour of the former school site, which is now Steele Indian School Park, and learn about the history of such boarding schools and the students and people who lived, worked and played on the site. Three buildings remain from the Indian School and all three are on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Phoenix owns and operates the park and rents out Memorial Hall for public and private events. Learn about the effort to restore the former music building and turn it into a Native American Cultural Center. The tour will be led by a former student who attended Phoenix Indian School.

Patty Talahongva is the Community Development Manager at Native American Connections (NAC). She is overseeing the restoration of the music building for NAC and its partner, the Phoenix Indian Center (PIC). Patty attended Phoenix Indian School and will share her memories of the school and show guests how the campus changed through the 99-year history. Interview on NPR with Patty about this project. Click here

Directions for parking: From Indian School Road turn east onto 3rd Street into Steele Indian School Park. The VA Hospital will be to your right. You can park in the first small horseshoe shaped parking lot before the actual gates into the park OR you can drive all of the way into the park and find a spot in the large parking lot. We will meet in front of the large red brick building - the engraved stones read: Memorial Hall.

There is also a parking lot you can enter from Central Avenue, just north of Indian School Road. That street is called Carriage Lane. You may park there close to the red brick building and walk in front of it to Memorial Hall where we will start the walk.

Note: We suggest going to the Heard Museum prior to the walk to view the current exhibition on federally run Indian boarding schools. Also, bring plenty of water and sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses) as it will be hot. Following the walk we will join Patty at The Frybread House for a meal and a Q & A session. Lunch is on your own and the walking tour is free. 

In order to receive updates and additional information please RSVP.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Walk the Indian Schools

NATURE WALK

Led by Amber Gore
 

Saturday March 5, 2016
8am

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, a city of Phoenix park, NE Central Ave Trailhead
Meet at parking lot located at 2439 S. Central Ave
Easy, 3.9 miles, 2 hours

Note: The trailhead is on the North side of the river (not to be confused with the Audubon Nature Center on the Southside)

We are excited to announce that Amber Gore will be joining the Museum of Walking as a Curator of Walking. Amber has a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and is an Interpretive Park Ranger at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. She is a cellist and vocalist in the chamber folks band North Brother Islan. she is also owner/stylist at Honeycomb Organic Hair Salon in Phoenix.

Although Amber has a full schedule running a salon and playing in a band she has a deep interest in Phoenix are parks because they fulfill her need to connect with nature and help others understand, marvel, and draw inspiration from the natural world of a metropolitan city.

In order to receive updates and additional information please RSVP.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Morning Walk

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SILENT FULL MOON HIKE

Led by Angela Ellsworth
 

Sunday February 21, 2016
8pm

Elliot Ramada Loop, Papago Park
Meet at West Parking Lot (West of Galvin Parkway)
Moderate / Easy, 2.7 miles, 2 hours

Click here for a map of Papago Park

In order to receive updates and additional information please RSVP.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Full Moon Hike

 

SILENT WALKS FALL 2015

MORNING WALK

Led by Laurie Lundquist

Saturday December 5, 2015
9am

Location, duration and intensity TBD

Morning Walk with Laurie Lundquist
We are excited to announce that local artist, Laurie Lundquist, will be joining the Museum of Walking as a Curator of Walking. Throughout the year Laurie will create and lead walks of varying lengths and challenge, exploring the desert landscape and indulging our desire for complete freedom, that can only be found when in nature. 

The location, duration and intensity of this walk are to be determined. In order to receive updates and additional information please RSVP.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Morning Walk
 

25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture presents
 

Desire Lines: Women Walking as Making 

Friday November 6, 2015
2pm - 5pm
Old Main, Arizona State University, 400 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 
***Please meet in the lobby of Old Main at Arizona State University to join this tour***
Moderate, Approximately 6 miles, 2-3 hours


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.


A participatory walking tour with Angela Ellsworth and the Museum of Walking.
 

"Making is powerful. I learned this while watching my grandmother take a line of yarn and loop it up and around a needle, then pull it through another loop, and another loop, and then loop after loop to make, in time, a sweater, which not only made me feel beautiful, but also kept me warm. Later, when I was just entering high school and at a summer camp, I was given the choice to go on a directional hike with one camp leader or, with a different camp leader, to hike nondirectionally—to hike to “nowhere.” I didn’t realize then that this was as much a philosophical question as a practical choice. One hike would hurry us along a path. On the other we would wander the side paths, follow wherever our attentions might lead, perhaps never arriving, yet taking the chance or opening the possibility of finding something wholly unexpected and wondrous along our way. Making can be nondirectional—if you let it."

- Ann Hamilton, Artforum, January 2014

Join local artists Angela Ellsworth, Adriene Jenik and Heather Lineberry on a participatory walk from the Museum of Walking to artist Jody Pinto’s Papago Park City Boundary Project. When you arrive, share observations of the group walk and information about women artists who have used walking as a means to create political, poetic, and environmental works. Some of the artist's discussed may include Eve Mosher, Mona Hatoum, Julianne Swartz, Sophie Calle, Kim Abeles, Ingrid Pollard, Janine Antoni, Janet Cardiff, and Jen Southern and Jen Hamilton.

All are invited to participate in this activity. A light snack and a bottle of water will be provided. A wide-brimmed hat, durable walking shoes, sunscreen, and additional bottled water are recommended. 

Desire Lines: Women Walking as Making is one component of the larger 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture being held from Wednesday November 4 to Saturday November 7 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more general information on the conference, a guide to travel and accommodation, full schedule of events and registration details click here

 

MoW Walks Repellent Fence

Saturday October 10, 2015
8am
Airport Park, E. Geronimo Trail, Douglas, AZ 85607
***Meeting Point is Airport Park located at the corner of Airport Road and Geronimo Trail (15th Street turns into Geronimo Trail). Restrooms and a large parking lot are available to the east of Airport Road***

Moderate, Plan for 5-10 miles, Approximately 2 hours

The Museum of Walking is a huge fan of Postcommodity's and as such we are planning to attend their public events that are taking place in conjunction with the Repellent Fence installation October 9-12, 2015.

As supporters of this work MoW will gather on Saturday, October 10 to walk along portions of the Repellent Fence, as well as up D (Douglas) Mountain, in order to experience this land-art installation and socially engaged work. From D Mountain the installation can be viewed in its entirety, every single tethered balloon can be seen along this line that intersects the border. 

In order to do the whole walk with us you will need to bring the following:

  • Passport - VERY important as we will be walking through Border Control
  • Water
  • Good walking shoes 
  • Sunscreen, hats and other sun protection 

Those interested in joining this walk should RSVP in advance in order to receive additional information and updates. 
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Repellent Fence

 

FULL MOON CANAL WALK

Led by Angela Ellsworth

Sunday September 27, 2015
7pm
Arizona Canal Trail
***Meeting point is at Arizona Falls which is located within G.R. Herberger Park along Indian School Road between 56th and 58th Streets*** 
Easy, 3 miles, 1 hour

 

"The mind can go in a thousand directions. But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, a gentle winds blows. With each step, a flower blooms."                                                                                       - Thích Nhãt Hanh

Silent group walks are a unique experience. As we walk together in silence, we can more acutely feel the presence of others and hear ourselves as we move through the land. These walks, of varying length and challenge (from easy to strenuous) are open to all ages. Each walk will begin with a brief gathering welcome, proceed with a period of silent walking, and conclude with the opportunity for open exchange as desired.

Full Moon Silent Canal Walk
We will meet at Arizona Falls by 7pm, there is free on-site parking until 10pm, and then together we will mindfully meander along the Arizona Canal Trail in silence to Soleri Bridge and Plaza at the cross-section of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads. Along the way we will encounter the following pieces of public artwork...

Arizona Falls
Arizona Falls is formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal and was the site for the first hydroelectric plant in Phoenix built in 1902. SRP, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Arcadia Neighborhood all had a hand in transforming the historic waterfall in 2003 when it reopened as a restored hydroelectric plant and neighborhood gathering place where visitors can learn, interact and reflect. Today, Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal's waterfall. 

WaterWorks at Arizona Falls is a piece of public artwork by Boston-based artists Lajos Heder and Mags Harries that was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture to enhance the restoration of and beautify this site. The main entrance is on the south-side; a footbridge connects the north bank to the viewing platform. Visitors, surrounded by water on three walls in the water room, may sit on large boulders as they enjoy the cool and soothing sounds of flowing water. Through sheets of flowing water, the antique gears used in the original hydroelectric plant can be seen. Two aqueducts frame the room to create the feeling of being inside the historic waterfall. A shade structure covers stone block seats near a pool of water, allowing visitors to enjoy the experience year-round. 

For more information and the history of Arizona Falls click here

Watering the Desert
Laurie Lundquist’s Arizona Canal path project, Watering the Desert, was developed in collaboration with graphic designer Marie Jones and historian Nancy Dallett. Starting with several walks along the stretch of canal between Goldwater Boulevard and 60th Street, the three observed the canal and discussed the vision and tenacity required to make the dream of water in the desert come to life. They sifted through dozens of historic photographs to find images that would speak to the dreams and audacious spirit that motivated the building of the Arizona Canal.

Artwork for Watering the Desert is integrated into four separate art benches along the Arizona Canal path on the north side of Indian School Road from 60th Street to Goldwater Boulevard. Images and text were sandblasted, stained, and sealed onto the surface of the cast-in-place concrete bench walls. The text was distilled down to short phrases intended to pique the interest of passersby. 

Golden Waters
Inspired by and reflecting the natural elegance of Arizona’s canals Golden Waters, by internationally recognized artist Grimanesa Amoros, is mounted on a secure structure attached to the Soleri Bridge, located just southwest of the intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads. The light sculpture extends parallel to the canal channel 80-feet west of the Soleri Bridge. Its sculpted LED tubes appear to rise from the canal waters below, celebrating the union of light and water.

The light-based installation of Golden Waters was completed in mid-June and remains on view nightly from 6:15 to 11:30 through September 2015.

Soleri Bridge and Plaza
Scottsdale’s breathtaking Soleri Bridge and Plaza, by renowned artist, architect, and philosopher, Paolo Soleri, is at once a pedestrian passage, solar calendar and gathering place along the Scottsdale Waterfront. The long-awaited public space in downtown Scottsdale appeals to a diverse audience ranging from casual Waterfront visitors and local residents, to students, tourists, architects, and art lovers. By celebrating solar events, the signature bridge and plaza unify the past and the present. The site of the waterway, rich with historic undertones, mingles with the legacy of present day cultures striving for coherence between man and nature.

The dynamic project elements reference the range of Soleri’s work: a bridge marks solar events and connects humans conceptually across time; monolithic earth cast panels reflect the Cosanti aesthetic; and the classic bronze bells, recognized internationally have supported Soleri’s projects.

For full details project and audio tour click here.

Copper Falls
Artscreens with the design developed for downtown float within the framework of most of the guardrails surrounding the canal. Seating was created on the bridge facing the Soleri Bridge and Plaza through a simple cantilever extension. Backlit panels of frosted glass provide an elegant backdrop for the artwork.

Copper Falls, an artwork created by Bob Adams, is a pattern of domes or hemispheres laid out organically yet echoing the design in the downtown guidelines. The water of the fall hits the domes and enhances the sound of falling water. The domes are of different sizes, the largest is 24” in diameter, and hangs in front of the face at different depths. The patina is a darkened bronze. The water falls at varied depths to create different activity in the domes. This occurs as a result of negative spaces cut into an extended lip at the top of the fall. 

If you are interested in joining this walk please RSVP in advance in order to receive additional information.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Silent Canal Walk

SILENT HIKES, HOLY HIKES

Led by Adriene Jenik

Group silent hikes are a unique experience. As we walk together in silence, we can more acutely feel the presence of others and hear ourselves as we move through the land. These hikes, of varying length and challenge (from easy to strenuous) are open to all ages. Each walk will begin with a brief gathering welcome, proceed with a period of silent walking, and conclude with the opportunity for open exchange as desired.  -  Adriene


Adriene Jenik has been a desert dweller for almost 20 years. She has logged countless hours hiking and backpacking the desert and as a volunteer at Joshua Tree National Park.

FULL MOON HIKE

Sunday April 5, 2015
8 pm
Papago Park, West Parking Area, Double Butte Trail
Easy, 2.4 miles, 1.5 hours


Full Moon Walking Meditation
Group silent hikes are a unique experience. As we walk together in silence, we can more acutely feel the presence of others and hear ourselves as we move through the land. These hikes, of varying length and challenge (from easy to strenuous) are open to all ages. Each walk will begin with a brief gathering welcome, proceed with a period of silent walking, and conclude with the opportunity for open exchange as desired. - Adriene Jenik

Interested participants should rsvp in advance in order to receive additional information.
Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Silent Hike
 

Tri-City Canal Walk

Wednesday March 11, 2015
7.30am

Moderate, 11 miles, 3 hours

Please meet at CSB parking lot by 7.30am.
Directions can be found here


This will be an eleven-mile loop along the canal paths that connect Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. 

Email: info@museumofwalking.org
Subject Line: Tri-City Walk

 

 

 

 

 

FULL MOON HIKE

Wednesday November 5, 2014  
7pm
Beverly Canyon
Easy to moderate, 2-2.5 hours

Meeting place: South Mountain Park, parking area at 46th Street, south of Baseline (parking area accessible at very end of street)

Though not a true full moon at 96.4% full, there should be plenty of illumination for our walk, nevertheless if you would like to bring a headlamp or small flashlight for your safety, please do.

Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water.

As with our last silent walk, we will walk silently to a pre-determined end point, and break our silence.