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February Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike

February 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$35

Photo of moonrise over Topa Topa Bluffs by Joe P. Powers

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of the page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

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On Sunday evening, February 5, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., I’ll lead a Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the near-simultaneous sunset and moonrise.  Both will happen between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. FACTOID: Astronomers classify the February 5 Full Moon as a “Micromoon” because it occurs at apogee, the point in the Moon’s orbit farthest away from Earth. As timeanddate.com explains, the Moon orbits Earth in an elliptical path, which means one side of the path is closer to the Earth than the other. The point in the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called perigee, while the point in the orbit farthest from Earth is known as apogee. When a Full Moon or a New Moon occurs around apogee, it’s called a Micromoon, Minimoon or Apogee Moon because it appears to be smaller. A Full or New Moon that occurs around perigee is called a Supermoon.

We’ll meet at the trailhead at 3:45 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. start, then gradually hike about 1.5 miles to the viewing site, experiencing some elevation gain on a well-worn, dirt fire road with uneven footing in places. Along the way we’ll stop to meet some valuable edible and medicinal plants, including:

Black & Purple Sage
Blue Elderberry
Coastal Sagebrush
Horehound and
Toyon

We’ll also identify Poison Oak.

After witnessing the sunset and moonrise, we’ll walk back to the trailhead by remaining daylight, moonlight, and flashlight, returning to the trailhead at about 7:00 p.m. I will have copies of my book, Medicinal Herbs of California, for sale and signing before and after the hike.

Heavy rain or chance of thunderstorms will cancel event.

REGISTRATION INFO:
The cost of the hike is $35. Please note: the PayPal payment will include their fee. Once you register you will receive instructions to mail a check if you prefer not to use PayPal. Paid reservations are refundable up to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2. After that, if I receive your cancellation with enough time to fill your space and I’m able to do so, you will receive a refund or credit.

Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email prior to the hike with all necessary info, including weather forecast and parking directions.  They will also receive a follow-up email afterwards with a list of all plants and wildlife seen and other notes.

No dogs or smoking, please.

REGISTER

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of the page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

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Details

Date:
February 5, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$35

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